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Musician Yoshiki’s Hollywood Theater Handprints Unveiled

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The TCL Chinese Theatre is pictured the day after the Writers Guild of America (WGA) announced it reached a preliminary labor agreement with major studios in Los Angeles, California, U.S., September 25, 2023.

Los Angeles (Jiji Press)—Cemented handprints and footprints of Japanese musician Yoshiki were unveiled in front of the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on Tuesday.

Yoshiki, a member of rock band X Japan, expressed his joy, saying that he never imagined such a thing would happen. He is the first Japanese honored with the imprints

He joined about 300 people, such as Tom Hanks and Marilyn Monroe, whose handprints and footprints are enshrined in the forecourt of the theater.

His extensive work both in Japan and overseas such as the composition of Golden Globe Awards theme music seems to have borne fruit.

Yoshiki expressed his sadness over the powerful earthquake that hit the Noto Peninsula in Japan on Jan. 1. He said he will sell his own piano at auction and donate the proceeds to help those hit by the disaster.