It’s been over a decade since X Japan guitarist and visual poster boy hide (yes, that’s supposed to be a small “h”) shuffled off this mortal coil, but his spirit lives on at a small store in Harajuku. Recently refurbished, LEMONed acts as a shrine to the (tortured) genius of the musician better known to his mom as Hideto Matsumoto. Stock up on Day-Glo clothing and accessories designed by the man himself, get hide-related CDs and DVDs, and — if you’re feeling really flush — invest in a customized Fernandes Burny electric guitar (just like he used to use), and really live the rock star dream. (Metropolis)© Japan Today
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