Pata was the self-titled solo project of X JAPAN's guitarist. He released two albums: "Pata" (1993) and "Raised On Rock" (1995). The most of the tracks were instrumental. Vocal lines for the songs were performed by James Christian. Pata's music style sounded like hardrock with some blues elements. After the dissolution of X JAPAN in 1997 Pata formed his own project named P.A.F. Since 2000 he played in another japanese band called Dope HEADz till 2003.