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Ko-tsusumi (‘tsusumi’)

hour-glass shaped, black body; each drum head perforated with 6 holes at rim, through which red cordage is lashed, drawn to a waist at centre; length 260

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  • Period:late 19th century
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  • Decorative elements:body with leaf motif in gold-lacquer; heads decorated with flecked coloration and applied black decoration
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  • Repository:Royal Northern College of Music