Born in center of Tokyo. Oddly enough, Mandog's first instrument was a synthesizer. After that he switched to guitar. It was the 1980's. Mandog was first influenced by rock, then found himself in blues, jazz and country. He is pure Japanese but his musical identity is in old American music. When he was young, he worried about it. After going through it, he searched and found folk music in Japan and also in the world. And he started playing guitar in his own way. Keiichi Miyashita, also known as Mandog, is a unique music and guitarist in Japan.