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body: wood; L.77.0cm
membrane: animal skin, Dm.13.0cm

The instrument is suspended from the neck or shoulder by means of a cord and is held under the arm. Both hands are used in playing. For tuning a paste of ash, honey, rice powder, and water is made and applied to the head. The instrument is used in religious ceremonies and festival performances.

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Music Department, Tokyo National University of the Arts, 12-8 Ueno Kouen, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-8714, Japan