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190 hiratsuri-daiko

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frame: wood; Th. 8.0cm
memberanes: ox hide, Dm. 36.0cm
beaters: 2

The drum is suspended vertically from a wooden frame by means of three rings on the body, or suspended horizontaiiy from a tripod. Two beaters are used if suspended vertically. Used for accompanying folk songs as well as for festivals held by many temples, such as those of the Nichiren sect. A lso used in shrines. Many sizes exist.

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