Japanese rock guitarist with Boøwy who is also a fashion icon. He is ranked #70 on HMV Japan's 100 most important Japanese pop acts list.
He started playing guitar when he was in junior high school.
He created three songs for the Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas soundtrack.
He married singer and actress Miki Imai; they live in London. They have a daughter together.
Quentin Tarantino used Hotei's song "Battle Without Honor or Humanity" for the Kill Bill films.