During live performances, he played the acoustic bass as well as the keyboard. He started learning the guitar from age 17. After Tensai Terebikun ended, Eiji continued to play music, and started a band WaT with Teppei Koike. They started in 2002 with street performances. In February of 2004 they released an indies CD.
In August of 2005 they were signed to Universal Music and had their major debut in November 2005. While he had once remained awkward relationship with Teppei Koike, they are now very close. Eiji has spent at least the last four Christmas holidays with Teppei. (The first year they took purikura together in Shinjuku, the second year they ran a marathon for the shooting of their first music video, the third year they ate together at a salisbury steak restaurant, the forth year they had a WaT event as well as shooting for Love Com.) Eiji's musical influence comes from Mr.
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