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174 chijin

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frame: wood; Th. 13.0cm
membranes: ox hide, Dm. 27.0cm
beater: 1, wood

A frame drum widely used in folk performing art forms of Amami. Pegs are inserted between the frame and tuning cords. By hammering them the tension of the drumheads is regulated. Two wooden beaters with rounded tips are used. Played by either a single performer, or by two performers one of whom holds the drum while the other strikes it.

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