mimi

耳 (みみ)

literally “ear”; Refers to the flaps situated below the mimi on the sides of the heads of byō-uchi-daiko; mimi are created to hold wooden staves in place that allow rope to be secured when tightening the drumhead head prior to nailing; also refers to the small projections on atarigane and shoko used to fasten cords to hold by hand or to secure to a stand

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