囃子 (はやし)

“orchestra, musicians”; generic term for a drum and flute ensemble; also refers to the music such a group plays, i.e. “accompaniment;” written –bayashi (ばやし)when following certain words; a festival hayashi might consist of five members: 2 shime-daiko, 1 ō-daiko (not the ō-daiko, but rather a byō-uchi-daiko that’s larger than the shime-daiko), 1 fue, 1 atarigane

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