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Large black lacquer tsuri’daiko

Price:  1.850,00

Very large (!) and high quality black lacquer tsuri’daiko 釣り太鼓 (hanging court or shrine drum) with gold lacquered details.

On top a striking golden metal flame decorated with clouds and waves in relief. In the centre of this scene an embossed crest depicting a plum blossom 梅 (ume) in a circle.

In the middle of this large circular frame hangs a large drum (taiko). Its wooden frame with gold lacquer painted streaks.
Both drum skins are fastened by two rows of gold lacquered dome-shaped rivets and are decorated with large black and gold lacquer crests depicting three swirling commas 三ツ巴 (mitsudomoe).
When struck, the drum creates a nice strong and deep sound.

The drum hangs from a ring with a chrysanthemum-shaped applique on a metal hook. From the sides of the drum hang purple silk cords with ornamental knots and tassels.

The post is adorned by gold-rimmed stylized flames on each side, transcending into four elegant warabite-shaped feet. The frame, post and feet are equipped with ornamental golden metal shaped fittings.

The frame is detachable. The drum as well is detachable from the frame.

Including a pair of black lacquer wooden bachi 撥 (strikers) (well used).

This unique instrument is in a good original condition with some traces of age, wear and old restorations. One of the loose ornaments of the feet with a chip. Still works and fits as a support. Please take a close look at a restoration on the side of the drum. For a clear condition reference please take a look at the photos as well.

Approx. size complete frame:
Height 175 cm, Width 92 cm, Depth 74 cm.
Size drum:
Diameter 61 cm, Depth 29 cm.

The tsuri-daiko (kanji: 釣り太鼓; also called gaku-daiko (kanji: 楽太鼓)) is a large Japanese hanging drum. It is played with two mallets on one side only. It is used primarily in bugaku orchestra. Bugaku (舞楽, court dance and music) is a Japanese traditional dance that has been performed to select elites, mostly in the Japanese imperial court, for over twelve hundred years. (From Wikipedia)

These type of drums are sometimes found in Shintô shrines as well, which can also be right for this model given the mitsudomoe-crest. Which is a crest closely associated with Shintô shrines.

When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.

Ref. No. : B1307-A

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