In the summer of 2013, Haniwa began from the humblest of origins; born in an unfurnished living room with a guitar, two midi keyboards and an SM-57.

In 2014 Haniwa released its first full length, self titled, album to a surprising degree of reception. After a couple years of playing such great opportunities as Norman Music Fest and Ada Fest, the band has finally committed to the studio again for their second LP (early 2017).

Though Haniwa lineup has changed over the years, including the relocating of founding member Allan Pellegrin and different faces behind the drum set, the group has found stability in the lineup of Dylan, Shawn, Shirley, Tyco, and Jake Jones.