Who is Sugizo?

Feature story - 17 December, 2007
Sugizo is a Japanese musician who was born on the 8th of July 1969. As a guitarist, he is famous from the visual rock band "LUNA SEA" that was big in the nineties and is still very popular among young Japanese people today.

Sugizo, a famous Japanese musician.

As well as playing the guitar, Sugizo also plays the violin, bass, Kokyu, which is a traditional Chinese fiddle, and other instruments to express his originality and view of the world.

The birth of his daughter was the inspiration for him to become interested in environmental issues. Since then he has attended many environmental events as a solo musician, while also working intensely with his band. In his private life, he is a scuba diver who loves the underwater world of the Maldives.

Sugizo named a humpback whale "Lyra", which comes from the name of a star in the constellation of The Harp. This constellation is said to be where whales, dolphins, and all life including ours had originally come from.

Sugizo is hoping that naming the whale Lyla and following the Great Whale Trail it will encourage more people to think about environmental issues.

Click here for his official website