I'm guitarist "Tomo"fumi Shimoda.
I came back to Shanghai last night.
Here I'm going to share some of my photos from Tokyo and Kansas!
I had my first stage in Tokyo🗼
I played for about two hours with guitartst Misturu Araya.
I was a liitle nervous, but had a good time🎸
I flew to the US with another guitarst Mitsuru Araya🇺🇸
Arrived! The posters were everywere in Winfield, Kansas.
I enjoyed BBQ and open mic with other participants.
and I met Brian Henke there!
Competition began! I was No. 23.
The first competition in my life!
As participants and audiances cannot speak anything during the competition, the stage was oddly quiet. I was quite nervous...
40 guitarists came to the contest from all over the world.
and 2017 Finger Style Guitar champions are...
1st place: Christie Lenee
2nd place: Travis Bowman
3rd place: Matt Thomas
Their musics were very creative and atractive🎶
Three of them are wellknown professional guitarists in the US who have won the prize in different competitions and been popular in Youtube.
I couldn't get a place for this time, but I will keep trying untill I will be chosen as a champion🏆!
I learned a lot from the expericence.
I will be back, Winfield!🎸🇺🇸