pdn: Greetings! Firstly, how did you come up with Dj Chihiro as a stage name? Does it have something to do with your real name or did you get the idea from somewhere else?
Chihiro: My stage name come from a part of my real name. But I keep my real name secret. lol
pdn: You collaborate with many bands; which one was your favourite band to work with so far?
Chihiro: I really enjoyed that I played with ZODIAQUE (Japanese metal band). As remix work I enjoyed with every band!
pdn: If you could pick any place, where would you like to play someday, most of all?
Chihiro: I would like to go to Germany and play in Wave Gothic Treffen. But I would be happy if I can play for the audience who were waiting for me no matter any place any country.
pdn: When did you get started with Dj-ing and what influenced you to play industrial?
Chihiro: I started to go to gothic event in Japan over about 10 years ago and it was the time of the beginning of Dark-electro music. This is the very important experience and influence for my career.
pdn: Please tell me a bit about the main themes, subjects that inspire your music.
Chihiro: My main theme is "Dark, aggressive, and danceability". I like around 142~5BPM.
pdn: Does Vanished Empire have any plans for the near future?
Chihiro: Vanished Empire will launch gothic event in Tokyo from next February. I will be glad when I see the audience who come from oversea!
pdn: What are your main aspirations as an artist?
Chihiro: Making a legend in world gothic scene. This is my aspiration.
pdn: Thank you for your time!! Any final words you would like to add for the fans, fellow darklings out there?
Chihiro: I will keep on providing dark and gothic music! I would like to ask audiences and organizer in whole world to wait for my coming!