After the violation of hide’s grave, I’ve decided to dedicate this week to him; to honor his memory in times when others don’t. This is for all of you who loves hide.
Two years after hide’s death (year 2000) the prime minister of Japan, Koizumi Junichiro, established a memorial museum for hide. He was a big X-Japan-fan himself!
The museum was opened in Hide’s hometown, near the ocean line. In that museum, you could see a lot of hide’s belongings from his guitars, his clothes, music and movie collections, things he had collected from all around the world. You could even see his car.
Of course it was hide’s music playing inside.
There was also a cafe called “Cafe Lé Psyence” (after one of hide’s songs) and hide’s shop “LEMONed I Shop” (named after hide’s song “LEMONed I Scream.”). There used to be several LEMONed Shops in Japan, but today I believe there’s only one left – the one in Harajuku.
The museum was unfortunately closed on September 25, 2005. Probably by financial reasons. I never got a chance to visit it myself.
For some time you could visit it “virtually” on hide’s official website hide-city but it doesn’t seem to be there any more either. Do anyone know why?
It’s too bad, ’cause I liked to walk around in it. But we can always get a glimpse of what it used to be via this movie-clip:
December 13th 1964, born in Kanagawa, Yokosuka
May 2nd 1998, in Tokyo
- Vo&Gt. hide → (SABER TIGER→SAVER TIGER) → X → X JAPAN, hide(solo) → hide with Spread Beaver, zilch → [deceased May 2nd 1998]