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HIZAKI: Old-School Visual-kei Virtuoso

hizaki_02HYPER JAPAN is proud to present HIZAKI on his first ever concert in the UK! Following last year’s solo concerts in France, Germany, Brazil, and Argentina, HIZAKI continues to expand his international reach with an appearance on our HYPER Live stage!

HIZAKI first came to prominence as the beautiful onnagata guitarist of the visual-kei band Versailles. The term onnagata originates with traditional kabuki theater, and refers to a man dressing up as a woman in a theatrical context. But visual-kei artists like HIZAKI have helped bring that ancient tradition forward into a modern setting. Despite his long flowing hair, impeccable makeup, and intricate gowns, HIZAKI is more than just a pretty face. His impressive guitar skills and extensive musical background have landed him a place as one of the most respected visual-kei guitarists today.

His achievements are not just limited to music, however! HIZAKI has released a number of artist custom guitars in collaboration with guitar maker ESP, and has also modeled for the well-known Lolita fashion line Baby, the Stars Shine Bright.


With almost 20 years in the visual-kei scene, HIZAKI is a well-known figure to most fans. A founding figure of the band Versailles (formed with ex LAREINE member Kamijo), HIZAKI also boasts a long career as a solo artist, composer and producer. He has been active in numerous bands – some of which might jog the memories of older fans – including Jupiter, CRACK BRAIN, Schwardix Marvallay, and Node of Scherzo. This impressive musical CV had him working with members of the bands Madeth Gray’ll, D, Moi dix Mois, Schwarz Stein.

As of August 7th of this year, Versailles has officially reformed, but despite his busy schedule, HIZAKI continues to push himself to new heights with his first solo live in Japan, followed by his appearance on our HYPER live stage! Come see firsthand as he shows off his unique mixture of elegance and skill… and all without ruining his manicure.

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