beta-dai

ベタ台 (ベタだい)

beta means “upright” or “face-up” (towards the sky); a beta-dai is a stand for holding a drum (e.g. chū-daiko, ō-daiko, some okedō) a few inches off the ground in an upright or vertical mode[position], i.e. with its face roughly parallel to the ground; the most common style of drum stand in Japan for chū-daiko.

A nagadō-daiko on a beta-dai

A nagadō-daiko on a beta-dai

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