Tsuri-daiko, 1850-1885
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Wood, animal hide, brass, paint
© Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum

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Tsuri-daiko, 1850-1885

Bought from Japan by Annie and Merton Russell-Cotes, this tsuri-daiko (large, suspended drum) is elaborately decorated with dragons on both heads. The tsuri-daiko is usually played in gagaku, a type of Japanese music played at the Imperial court. The drummer uses two leather-covered sticks on one side.


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