2005, Hiroshi received 1st prize in the Hawaiian Falsetto Contest "Richard Ho'opo'i Leo Ki'eki'e" in Maui, as well as in the Hawaiian Language category -- both were firsts for a Japanese native.
2007, Became the first Japanese finalist at the Na Hoku Hano Hano Award ("Hawaiian Grammy" Award). Continued to perform Hawaiian music in many countries, not only in Japan and Hawaii.
Currently, Hiroshi teaches Ukulele classes and voice classes in Japan and other countries, in addition to his performances. He continues to be an ambassador of ALOHA and wonderful Hawaiian culture through his music.
“With Kamaka 'Ukulele’s history & experience, there is trust in their results. Playing their ‘ukuleles, its sound gives me peace of mind. With every tone, the ‘ukulele sings. At home, a classroom, on stage, and even in the studio, Kamaka ‘Ukulele always supports me. Thank you & congratulations.”