Koto is a name used by several artists, including: 1. An italo disco act founded in the 80s. Koto represents the sound of the early Italo Disco era from the 80's with his melodic synth driven dancetracks. He performed several times on the German music show Formel Eins wearing a karate suit (black belt of course) and bouncing in front of his keyboard while playing hits like Jabdah and Visitors. 2. KOTO, a Japanese solo idol who performs with an electropop sound.