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YOSHIKI is a composer, classically-trained pianist, rock drummer, and the leader of the rock group X Japan. YOSHIKI was named by Consequence of Sound as "one of the most influential musicians and composers in Japanese history" and is described by Billboard Magazine as "a musical innovator".

His worldwide projects include a song dedicated to the tenth anniversary of the Emperor of Japan's reign, the official theme song for the Aichi World Expo, theme songs for Hollywood films, and the official theme song for the prestigious Golden Globe Awards. Led by YOSHIKI, X Japan has sold over 30million albums and singles, and has sold out the 55,000-seat Tokyo Dome a record 18 times. He was the first Asian musician to perform at the world's greatest music halls: Madison Square Garden, Wembley Arena, and a solo performance at Carnegie Hall.

In addition to his music activities, he is also a fashion icon as the designer of his high-fashion kimono brand YOSHIKIMONO, and the first Japanese male to appear on the cover of Vogue Japan. In 2021, Baccarat selected YOSHIKI to design its Harcourt glass in celebration of their 180th anniversary. He is also the founder of Yoshiki Foundation America, a 501(c)(3)non-profit public benefit corporation, and has long been committed to philanthropy.

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Born and raised as the first son in a family with generations in the Kimono business, Yoshiki founded YOSHIKIMONO  with a vision to present Japan's traditional culture to the world. “Harmony of Tradition and Innovation” is the core of the brand - protecting tradition while embracing innovation and evolution. In February 2020 Yoshikimono was exhibited at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London as well as in the Tokyo National Museum in the summer of 2020, to represent Japan.

Y by Yoshiki

“Y by YOSHIKI” is the collaboration of Yoshiki and Napa Valley winemaker and 4th generation vintner, Rob Mondavi Jr.
The wines are sourced from premium vineyards across California and express the artistry, quality and creativity of this unique partnership.