Wappa Gappa was formed in 1992 in Tokyo, Japan. Their name loosely translates to "I break handcuffs." The group considers it to proclaim, "be free, be yourself." The group does a very interesting blend of traditional Asian music and progressive rock. In 1996, they released their first album Yamatai, also known as The Air From Mount Fuji. In 1998 their second disc, A Myth, was released.