Large hira’daiko drum

Price:  350,00

Large Japanese drum, called hira’daiko 平太鼓 with a black lacquered solid wooden body. On both sides the gold lacquered drum skins are fastened by a single rim row of dome-shaped rivets.
he drum is equipped with a pair of gilded rings featuring chrysanthemum- and diamond shaped backplates, threaded with vibrant orange silk cords. The bottom of the drum is fitted with matching hardware, ensuring stability when hung.
When struck, this magnificent drum produces a powerful and resonant ‘don’ sound, leaving a lasting impression.

Approx. size:
Height 15 cm, Diameter 45.5cm.

Period: Japan – Meiji period (1868-1912).

Including red lacquer bachi (drumstick) with a blue top (wear of the stick).

The taiko drum is in a very good original condition with a lovely patina and some traces of use conform age. Please look at the photos for a condition reference.

Hira’daiko is a type of taiko drum that holds a significant place in Japanese traditional music and culture. It is a large, ‘flat’-shaped drum made from a wooden frame and covered with cowhide. Hiradaiko drums produce a deep and powerful sound that resonates through their wide range. They are played using bachi, specialized drumsticks, and their rhythms and beats are often used to accompany various forms of traditional Japanese music, including folk songs, festivals, and theatrical performances. Hiradaiko drums are not only instruments but also symbols of energy, strength, and the vibrant spirit of Japanese musical traditions.

When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.

Ref. No. : B4442


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