Yoshihiro Arita

Contest Place Year
National Bluegrass Banjo Championship First 1985

I have been actively performing and recording in Tokyo , Japan for last decade. I have been also teaching at Senzoku Gakuen Music University (jazz program) on guitar, for last three years.

There is a popular song in Japan called "Sekai de hitotsu dake no hana means "The only flower in the world"....it is a song about world peace)which became a two million hit single about two years ago. I played banjo on the record and it was recently selected by Soichi Noguchi, Japanese astronaut of the last space shuttle as one of the morning call music from NASA.