There are two artists with this name 1. A japanese ambient act: Sakana Hosomi started Maju in 1997 with several artists who shared his vision. Since 2003, the group has taken the form of a duo of Hosomi and Masaki Narita. Hosomi, a Hokkaido native, grew up in a rustic town surrounded by virgin forests and fields, an environment he says deeply influenced his musical orientation. Reaching his teens, he formed an interest in music, listening to the progressive rock of the seventies, especially drawn to groups such as Soft Machine, Henry Cow, and Tangerine Dream.