kashi

樫 (かし)

Japanese green oak; an evergreen tree, so not a true oak; extremely hard wood used for making bachi, esp. for chū-daiko, and bokken (wooden practice sword in the martial art of kendo); suitable for hard hitting and hits to the drum rim due to its strength and density; resistant to bending, cracking or splintering; seldom used for larger ō-daiko bachi due to its weight

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