Hirokatsu Takai has a real can do attitude. With a broken collarbone and little knowledge of the English language, Hiro left his native Japan to attend the 7th annual Harp Guitar Gathering as a special guest. The connection came to be when Hiro entered and won a Japanese guitar competition where Stephen Bennett was a guest judge.
The instrument Hiro plays is also a testament to his spirit. It began life as a double-neck Alvarez acoustic guitar. He attached a small koto to the top of the former 12-string neck to create a one-of-a-kind koto harp guitar.