Born in 1986.
Based in his hometown Kyoto, he performs in Japan and around the world.
In 2007 Akihiro received 3 awards at the "National Fingerpicking Style Contest in Japan" hosted by Moridaira M.I. He won the "Grand Prize", "Audience Award" which was selected by the votes of 500 audiences and "Original Arrangement Award" which was given to the best cover arrangement.
In 2010 September, he became the youngest champion in the competition history as well as the first Japanese to win the First Place at the 39th Walnut Valley Festival International Fingerstyle Guitar Championship, the international guitar contest held at Winfield, Kansas, U.S.A. In the following year, he participated as an official performer at the 40th Walnut Valley Festival.
In 2016 November, he performed as a finalist at the Guitar Masters 2016 Category Fingerstyle, the international guitar contest held at Wrocław, Poland.
Supported by YAMAHA Corporation, he performed in 11 countries including Spain, Portugal, China, Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Russia, Ukraine, Myanmar and Vietnam.
Akihiro performs with all kinds of artists beyond borders of generations and genres and collaborates with his listeners. He is pursuing possibilities of interactive musical expression and his original performance style.
- Acoustic guitar