uchiwa-daiko

うちわ太鼓 (うちわだいこ)

“fan drum”; single head stretched over an iron frame, stitched down and attached to a wooden handle; comes in various sizes; traditionally held in one hand and hit with abachi; traditionally used by Buddhist sects (especially popular with the Nichiren sect) to support/replace vocal chants; modern players use stands that can hold a set played with two bachi or even by two people. [example: Eitetsu Hayashi, Kenny Endo, Yamato]

uchiwa-daiko

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