Interviewer: Akemi Oshima
Translator: Bunny

‘As for someone that I can call ‘companion’ there is only hide.’

Interviewer: As we talk, a lot of reminiscent talk started coming out huh?

Pata: Because we had been together for a long time, all the stories are jumbled up in my head.

Interviewer: It’s because you spent so much time together right?

Pata: In total, there’s no mistake that half of my band life had been spent together with hide. Because the degree of closeness that was developed between us in the time that we spent together, I feel as if I had known him even longer.

Interviewer: and just the time that you spent in of itself was long right? It was long wasn’t it?

Pata: Among the members of X, I think hide was the one person above everyone else that I spent the most time with. Even among other musicians, there is probably no one else besides hide.

Interviewer: For you Pata, what did hide mean to you as a person?

Pata: This is so difficult.. because we were together all this time, he was my companion, my partner right. Although I’ve played with many other guitarists, hide is the only one I could call my partner. I also have a two person band [P.A.F], but there is no one other than that person that I would call my partner.

Interviewer: Is there anything you want to convey to hide?

Pata: Even though you were only one year older than me, you surpassed me nine times over didn’t you? For the time being, please sleep well. I will do as much as possible, to make sure nothing disturbs your sleep.