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175 chijin

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frame: wood; Th.4.7cm
membranes: ox hide, Dm. 9.4cm and 10.0cm resp.

A miniature imitation of the instrument. The two animaI hide membranes are drawn tight by tuning cords which crisscross the body. On this instrument there are no wedges inserted for increasing the membrane tension. Used in foIk performing art forms of Amami.

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