檜 (ひのき)

Japanese cypress; a very soft, aromatic wood used to make drumsticks and also staves for Japanese barrels or okedō-daiko; commonly used for small shime-daiko bachi and also for large ō-daiko bachi (also larger chū-daiko); not used to strike the rim of drums due to its fragility – while resistant to cracking and warping, hinoki dents and splits easily – many apply super glue to the end of their bachi to prevent spitting

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