ō-daiko

大太鼓 (おおだいこ)

“big drum” or “great drum”; technically, the largest byō-uchi-daiko [or okedō-daiko] in any ensemble is called the ō-daiko; this may be a regular 1 chū-daiko for some groups, but most often refer to taiko with heads larger than 3 shaku in diameter. ō-daiko are played on a tower stand (ashi-dai or yagura-dai) with large bachi, e.g. [in excess of] 20-inch length by 1.5-2 inch diameter. ō-daiko often features as a solo or duet instrument, but also as part of an ensemble. Solos or pieces featuring the o-daiko often demonstrate the ki and endurance of the performer, and can last over 10 minutes

ō-daiko

  1. 0 shaku or larger
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