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X JAPAN NORTH AMERICAN TOUR ANNOUNCED. HIDE IS ALIVE: MEMORIAL MERCHANDISE AT MARUI ONE SHINJUKU, HIDE'S LEMONED SHOP IN TOKYO.


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X Japan has announced a NORTH AMERICAN concert tour! As you may already know, the legendary Visual Kei band will be at Otakon convention in Baltimore (July 30-Aug 1) and Chicago’s Lollapalooza (Aug 6-8). Now, they’ve announced a full tour across the US and Canada, starting in California on October 1. The cities will include Los Angeles, New York, Seattle, Vancouver, San Francisco, and Boston. (Source)

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X Japan has been around since the dark ages (ok, they formed in 1982). Guitarist Hide (pronounced Hee-deh) tragically passed away in 1998 — thirteen years ago! But the band lives on, and is now finding new fans outside Japan. This spring, Marui One Shinjuku set up a special Lemoned Shop to commemorate Hide.

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In addition to selling Hide merchandise, the store displayed the legend’s guitars such as the one played in Endless Rain.

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While this was only a month-long special exhibit, you can always visit Hide’s Lemoned Shop in Harajuku, which sells goodies with a slightly worn or malformed aspect (hence the name “lemoned”). The boutique was also once Hide’s headquarters for his radio station, record label and tireless creative enterprises.

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The logo — a bright, juicy lemon sliced in half — perfectly reflects Hide’s electric hair and showmanship.

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Break out the… yen, if you want one of these rare Hide vinyls.

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Fortunately, there are also affordable and cute little goodies for sale. Hoodies, t-shirts, pins, accessories, notebooks and kawaii bears. Perfect souvenirs.

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Hide is alive… and on a t-shirt. Pick one up from the Harajuku shop if you find yourself in Tokyo.

We saw Kaya’s manly look… now let’s marvel at Yukiro’s! He was the model for Sembl’s new collection of Japanese deconstructed high-end mens clothing. (You can see the photos here.) The artsy video above was shot at Mt Fuji; poor Yukiro had to stumble around in icy water while chased by a shinigami (death god).

Are you looking forward to X Japan’s first “new” album in 14 years, to be released later this year? Will you be seeing them live?

Japanese Word of the Day: Higeki = Tragedy
Song of the Day: Kanon Wakeshima – Lolitawork Libretto (New PV from Mana’s cello-playing protege. What do you think of the music video and her Lolita clothing?)

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54 Comments

  1. Yukiro Dravarious
    Posted July 9, 2010 at 8:03 am | Permalink

    When it comes to art and fashion I dont mind doing male or female looks~^^

  2. Yukiro Dravarious
    Posted July 9, 2010 at 8:03 am | Permalink

    When it comes to art and fashion I dont mind doing male or female looks~^^

  3. Stefania
    Posted July 9, 2010 at 5:47 pm | Permalink

    yes!!!! of course I’ll be seeing X live!!

  4. shichi
    Posted July 9, 2010 at 7:12 pm | Permalink

    The constant cashing in on hide is obnoxious at the least, offensive at the worst. X Japan hired a new guitarist, they need to just let him play instead of playing hide recordings. People go to concerts to see live music. Also, hide only released 3 albums, there’s no real reason for it to all be re-released every year other than a cash grab.

    That’s all I have to say about that.

  5. Dani
    Posted July 9, 2010 at 7:41 pm | Permalink

    I’m going to Lollapalooza just to see X! I really wish they would hurry up with the new cd though!

  6. Lindsay
    Posted July 9, 2010 at 7:56 pm | Permalink

    “!! My dad mentioned he might be doing stuff for them!

    • lacarmina
      Posted July 9, 2010 at 8:35 pm | Permalink

      Wahhh really?? Convince his team to fly me to LA to promote! ;)

    • Evan S.
      Posted July 9, 2010 at 9:47 pm | Permalink

      really??? Do they need a photographer in the US??? if they do I’m happy to help!!!

  7. Morgane
    Posted July 9, 2010 at 8:33 pm | Permalink

    :o Je suis justement entrain de les écouter, s’ils n’avaient pas annulé leur tournée en Europe l’année dernière je serais allé les voir ç_ç J’espère que tu nous feras un bel article dessus si tu y vas :p

  8. Stefania
    Posted July 9, 2010 at 5:47 pm | Permalink

    yes!!!! of course I'll be seeing X live!!

  9. shichi
    Posted July 9, 2010 at 7:12 pm | Permalink

    The constant cashing in on hide is obnoxious at the least, offensive at the worst. X Japan hired a new guitarist, they need to just let him play instead of playing hide recordings. People go to concerts to see live music. Also, hide only released 3 albums, there's no real reason for it to all be re-released every year other than a cash grab.

    That's all I have to say about that.

  10. lacarmina
    Posted July 9, 2010 at 7:27 pm | Permalink

    Or anything in between! ^^

  11. Flip
    Posted July 10, 2010 at 12:29 am | Permalink

    Loving the X JAPAN and hide related post <3

    lovely when you are back in NYC or that area
    come fucking find me <3 :3

  12. lacarmina
    Posted July 9, 2010 at 7:30 pm | Permalink

    X X X X !!!

  13. Dani
    Posted July 9, 2010 at 7:41 pm | Permalink

    I'm going to Lollapalooza just to see X! I really wish they would hurry up with the new cd though!

  14. Lindsay
    Posted July 9, 2010 at 7:56 pm | Permalink

    “!! My dad mentioned he might be doing stuff for them!

  15. Morgane
    Posted July 9, 2010 at 8:33 pm | Permalink

    :o Je suis justement entrain de les écouter, s'ils n'avaient pas annulé leur tournée en Europe l'année dernière je serais allé les voir ç_ç J'espère que tu nous feras un bel article dessus si tu y vas :p

  16. lacarmina
    Posted July 9, 2010 at 8:34 pm | Permalink

    Bien sur!! ♥

  17. lacarmina
    Posted July 9, 2010 at 8:35 pm | Permalink

    Wahhh really?? Convince his team to fly me to LA to promote! ;)

  18. Evan S.
    Posted July 9, 2010 at 9:47 pm | Permalink

    really??? Do they need a photographer in the US??? if they do I'm happy to help!!!

  19. Flip
    Posted July 10, 2010 at 12:29 am | Permalink

    Loving the X JAPAN and hide related post <3

    lovely when you are back in NYC or that area
    come fucking find me <3 :3

  20. Laydee
    Posted July 10, 2010 at 5:32 am | Permalink

    I can’t wait to see Yoshiki at OTAKON!! SUGIZO form Luna Sea will be there alone w/ the Yoshita Brothers AND h.NAOTO…I don’t think i can take much more, lol

  21. lacarmina
    Posted July 10, 2010 at 1:15 am | Permalink

    I f-ing will!! xoxo

  22. Nicci
    Posted July 10, 2010 at 7:22 am | Permalink

    <3 <3 <3

  23. Laydee
    Posted July 10, 2010 at 5:32 am | Permalink

    I can't wait to see Yoshiki at OTAKON!! SUGIZO form Luna Sea will be there alone w/ the Yoshita Brothers AND h.NAOTO…I don't think i can take much more, lol

  24. Flip
    Posted July 10, 2010 at 6:04 am | Permalink

    <3 epic times will be had

  25. Nicci
    Posted July 10, 2010 at 7:22 am | Permalink

    <3 <3 <3

  26. Memo Juez
    Posted July 10, 2010 at 6:26 pm | Permalink

    X-Japan going to Balmer!! Very cool! Posted on Facebook for all my Otaku friends. :-)

    • lacarmina
      Posted July 11, 2010 at 5:32 am | Permalink

      Wah thank you!

      • Memo Juez
        Posted July 11, 2010 at 9:38 pm | Permalink

        You’re welcome.Song of the Day: Kanon Wakeshima – Lolitawork Libretto (New PV from Mana’s cello-playing protege. What do you think of the music video and her Lolita clothing?)I really liked the song when went there via your twitter feed, so much so, D/L the release. The timing was perfect for a music project I am contributing to so I wrote one of my longest posts about the song.Please check it out and let me know what you think.http://sadclownrep.com/?p=3760

        I plan on writing about the whole album later at my music blog.

  27. Stefania
    Posted July 10, 2010 at 6:23 pm | Permalink

    we are X!!

  28. Memo Juez
    Posted July 10, 2010 at 6:26 pm | Permalink

    X-Japan going to Balmer!! Very cool! Posted on Facebook for all my Otaku friends. :-)

  29. Anonymous
    Posted July 11, 2010 at 3:28 am | Permalink

    It’s too bad~ I really like hide, and I wish he were still alive so I could admire his future work. But may that amazing man rest in peace (still). I like X Japan so maybe I’ll be able to make it to their LA concert haha!!! If Lemon’d is still around when I get to Tokyo, I’ll definitely be buying some awesome hide-ish clothes xD

  30. stillprince
    Posted July 11, 2010 at 3:28 am | Permalink

    It's too bad~ I really like hide, and I wish he were still alive so I could admire his future work. But may that amazing man rest in peace (still). I like X Japan so maybe I'll be able to make it to their LA concert haha!!! If Lemon'd is still around when I get to Tokyo, I'll definitely be buying some awesome hide-ish clothes xD

  31. lacarmina
    Posted July 11, 2010 at 5:30 am | Permalink

    Whee!!

  32. lacarmina
    Posted July 11, 2010 at 5:30 am | Permalink

    Yes yes yes~!

  33. lacarmina
    Posted July 11, 2010 at 5:31 am | Permalink

    X!!! X!!!

  34. lacarmina
    Posted July 11, 2010 at 5:32 am | Permalink

    Wah thank you!

  35. lacarmina
    Posted July 11, 2010 at 5:33 am | Permalink

    Lemon and Lemoned :D

  36. Yukiro Dravarious
    Posted July 11, 2010 at 12:04 pm | Permalink

    or Fame Monsters<3

  37. Yukiro Dravarious
    Posted July 11, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Permalink

    do they need a glamours drag-bitch for fangirling ?? ;D

  38. Memo Juez
    Posted July 11, 2010 at 9:38 pm | Permalink

    You're welcome.

    Song of the Day: Kanon Wakeshima – Lolitawork Libretto (New PV from Mana’s cello-playing protege. What do you think of the music video and her Lolita clothing?)

    I really liked the song when went there via your twitter feed, so much so, D/L the release. The timing was perfect for a music project I am contributing to so I wrote one of my longest posts about the song.

    Please check it out and let me know what you think.

    http://sadclownrep.com/?p=3760

    I plan on writing about the whole album later at my music blog.

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