tsuzumi

鼓 (つづみ)

small drum with an hour-glass shaped body and two heads roped together; tone can be changed by tightening then loosening your grip on the rope; only Japanese drum played with the hand rather than bachi; the ō-tsuzumi (large drum) or ōkawa, is held on the hip when played, while the ko-tsuzumi (small drum) is held on the shoulder; both are used in hōgaku and orchestras for Kabuki and Noh theatre forms

A ko-tsuzumi

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