Japan-Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival
Shinichi Kakiuchi

Shinichi Kakiuchi

Shinichi Kakiuch is a steel guitar player from Fujimino City, Saitama Prefecture, Japan. He has been playing the steel guitar since 2008. His band NuiLoa has played for a local halau since 2010, learning the music the halau dances to. He has also developed steel guitar solos of hula songs to play between hulas and has provided support to the Bobby Ingano School of Japan since 2013.

Shinichi with his wife Kumiko have performed at several Maui Steel Guitar Festivals and at the 2019 Waikīkī Steel Guitar Festival. He has also performed at the HSGA Japan Festival in September 2014, is very active in Japanese steel guitar activities and events.

Besides the steel guitar, Shinichi also studies guitar, ‘ukulele, and vocals. As a hobby, he likes to experiment with different settings on the steel guitar and ‘ukulele.

Shinichi is currently a Japan coordinator for the Hawaiian Steel Guitar Association.

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