Hiroshima is an American jazz fusion/smooth jazz band formed in 1974 by Sansei Japanese American Dan Kuramoto (wind instruments and band leader), June Kuramoto (koto), Johnny Mori (percussion and taiko), Dave Iwataki (keyboards) and Danny Yamamoto (drums). Named for the Japanese city of Hiroshima, the band is best-known for the fusing of Japanese music and other forms of world music into its playing. Its early jazz-pop R&B sound gave the group a huge following among the African American community and they are regarded as musical pioneers among the Asian American and Japanese American community.
Aural Sculpture was placed at number 14 in the U.K. album charts in November 1984. There were 3 singles released from the Album called "Skin Deep" (Number 15 in the UK singles chart),"No Mercy" (Number 37 in the UK singles chart) & "Let Me Down Easy" (number 48 in the UK singles chart) all were accompanied by 12" single versions. "No Mercy" had a further two format releases in picture disc and EP.