Dharma drum,temple Zen taiko Drum,Buddhist instrument,large,45cm Dia,lacquered(customer different color choice OK)
Dharma Drum - Taiko (Japan) Buddhist Temple Sound Instrument
Drum diameter: 45 centimeters / about 17 3/4 inches
Matching items: two beaters(batons or sticks)
Note: Price for a stand will be separate(the listing drum's price does not include the stand in the picture)
" The big drum, Hokku, is generally set up on a high stand in a corner of the Buddha-hall. When a general gathering takes place, it is beaten with two sticks alternately with a peculiar rhythm ..." (Source: D. T. Suzuki. THE TRAINING OF THE ZEN BUDDHIST MONK, The Eastern Buddhist Society, Kyoto, 1934.)
Parts of a Taiko
Ko - the body of the drum.
Hara - the center of the skin.
Fuchi - the edge of the top and bottom of the drum.
Kawa - the skin.
Mimi - the excess skin that wraps around the side of the taiko.
Byou - the tacks that hold the skin on a taiko.
Kanagu, or Kan - the ring shaped handles on larger nagadou taiko. ("Kanagu" literally means metal fixtures, or hardware).
Nawa - the rope on a shime or okedo daiko.