Why did you start playing bass?
I started when I was in my first year of middle school. In Japan, I would be around twelve? This is for real, I actually wanted to become a soccer player. But I injured my leg. The connecting muscle here snapped and because of that I stopped playing sports. Then I started to think of what to do instead. My friend came to me and said “Let’s make a band!”. At that time, I was the bassist. (Cameraman: “So you’ve played bass from the very beginning?”). Yes. My friend asked me what I wanted play. Because I didn’t know (how to play instruments) I told him that anything was fine. Everyone already knew what to play back then. Drummer, vocalist, and guitarist, the band already had them. So my friend told me to play the bass. I was like “What is bass?!”, which he answered with “Bass is also cool, you know!”. I went “Oh, okay” and started to learn how to play bass. At first, together with my friends, I started to play bass in order to become popular.