Mahoroba, a Japanese musical duo who express "traditional Japanese landscapes" through their music.
Mahoroba are made up of TATSU, who plays Wa-daiko (Japanese drums) and HARU, their singer and songwriter. They were born in FUKUI prefecture, a land renowned for its beautiful seas and lush mountains. Nurtured within such a rich environment, TATSU and HARU have grown sensitive to nature's song, and echo it within their own.
TATSU Japanese Drums / Composition / Arrangement
TATSU was born into a family with a longstanding tradition for playing Japanese drums. He established a professional music group when he was only 17 years old. Now, not only has he performed in Japan, but he also travelled overseas to do so as well. After becoming a soloist, TATSU made guest appearances at various concerts, such as a Tetsuro Naito performance, (Tetsuro Naito is a member of the Japanese drums group, " Kodo") or with professional traditional Japanese entertainers "DONGARA."
In 2013, TATSU featured in the musical "BAKU MATSU," working as a composer, arranger, and performer, from which he won much added popularity.
HARU Lyrics and Vocals / Composition / Arrangement
HARU writes songs for famous Japanese performers, such as Mika Nakashima, CHEMISTRY, Maaya Sakamoto, Little Glee Monster, as well as for commercial advertising. HARU is also a talented vocalist, appearing on many compilation albums, and was selected for LOVE PSYCHEDELICO's performance at BUDOKAN as a backing vocalist.
Mahoroba's lyrics are stylised with a "read aloud" feel, in part because HARU's grandfather was a witch doctor, and his philosophies and teachings greatly influenced her world view and performance.