Tsukamota began playing the five-string banjo when he was 13 and took up the guitar shortly after.
He formed the fusion band Playa Azul while studying Comparative Cultural Studies of South America at Osaka University, which led him to the musical and social movement in South America called Nueva Cancion, headed by musical legends such as Victor Jara and Violeta Parra. Inspired by the movement, he joined a traditional South American music group, Voces del Sur, which performed all over Japan. At the same time, he studied with Hiroshi Tsuchino and Mike Stern to hone his skills as a fusion guitarist.
In 2000, he received a scholarship to Berklee College of Music, and in Boston formed his own group, Interoceanico.
He won 2nd place in International Finger Style Guitar Championship in 2018 and 2022, and has has released three solo albums.
He performs internationally and throughout the United States and was last in this area a year ago when he presented a concert at the Music House in Greenville.
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