169 saiyōko

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body: wood; L. 44.0cm
membranes: ox hide, Dm. 28.0cm

The two drumheads are tied on by means of tuning cords which pass through the rims. Another long cord is used as a shoulder strap. Struck with the palms of both hands. A replica of a "hip drum" which was used in gigaku. Restored for the ceremonies in celebration of the completion of the Great Buddha Hall at Todaji Temple, Nara, in 1980.

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