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Large double-headed, shallow barrel-shaped drum made with a wooden shell and two animal skin membranes attached to the shell with brass tacks. Also known as "hanging drum" because it is usually suspended on an elaborate stand, this drum is usually played in Gagaku (Japanese Imperial Court Music and Dances).

  • Culture:Gagaku
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  • Decorative elements:Richly painted drumheads with a Japanese dragon among clouds. Black lacquered stand with red edges and a brass flame ornament on the top.
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  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:211.222.11 Individual double-skin barrel drums, one skin used for playing
  • Repository:Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum
  • Measurements:Height: 1310mm; Width: 610mm; Depth: 520mm