chū-daiko

中太鼓(ちゅうだいこ)

“medium-drum”; mid-sized nagadō-daiko; most often used [frequently used for] for playing main parts and solos on songs [for pieces]; like the ō-daiko, the heads of these drums are generally cowhide, stretched over the body to a high tension and then nailed down with tacks. They are not tunable once tacked. Diameter of the drumheads generally measure 1.5 – 2.5 shaku (~18-30 inches).

A chū-daiko-sized nagadō-daiko

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