Better referred to as hide, he’s the visual kei guitarist who also used the group X Japan. A yr after going to a KISS concert, he got his 1st guitar and transported it with him almost everywhere. His visible kei style included a whole lot of make-up, like glam rock and roll, but emphasized the androgynous appear. His grandmother worked well like a beautician, the same type of function that he 1st regarded as for himself. The stage existence of Gene Simmons and KISS influenced him to re-create that design with his personal band.