Japanese musician, singer and songwriter. He is best known as the rhythm guitarist and a co-founder of the rock band Luna Sea. He started his solo career in 1997 and when Luna Sea disbanded in 2000, he formed Fake? with Oblivion Dust vocalist Ken Lloyd a year later. Then in 2005 when leaving Fake? he founded Tourbillon with Luna Sea vocalist Ryuichi Kawamura and Hiroaki Hayama. He has recently rejoined Luna Sea as they reunited in 2010, and in 2012 formed Muddy Apes with bassist Taka Hirose and support guitarist Dean Tidey, both from Feeder, and 8otto's vocalist Maeson.