tettō

鉄筒(てっとう)

“iron-tube”; sometimes called canon (or cannon) due to its appearance; a modern Japanese percussion instrument: made of 3 sections of metal tube of different diameter welded together end to end with the largest being in the middle; played with wood or metal bachi; each section gives a different tone with a sound somewhat resembling an atarigane; used for keeping the ji or adding nori to a piece; first used by Grand Master Daihachi Oguchi of Osuwa Daiko

tettō

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