Kifu Mitsuhashi / 三橋貴風 studied with Soufu Sasaki of Kinko-style shakuhachi in 1968. Became a member of Pro Musica Nipponia and participated in many concerts both in Japan and overseas after completing from the NHK Hougaku Training Program in 1972. Studied with Chikugai Okamoto of the shakuhachi fukesyu meian souryuukai in 1974. Awarded as top soloist of the 1st Pan Music Festival in 1976. Awarded the Arts Festival Superior Prize from the Agency for Cultural Affairs in1980. After that played with various Orchestras through overseas performances. Awarded the Arts Festival Prize from the Agency for Cultural Affairs for "the Shakuhachi recital of Kifu Mitsuhashi" in 1989. Awarded Arts Pieces Prize from the Agency for Cultural Affairs for the CD solo album "Makoto Moroi Chikurin Kitan" and the Music Prize from Kenzo Nakajima in 1992.