"Hinoyojin. Macchi Ippon Kajinomoto (Beware of fire. Single match can be origin of a fire. )". With this phrase, the clapping sounds of hyoshigi are heard outside in the silence of winter in Japan. Besides, you would hear the hyoshigi sounds when you watch the sumo wrestling (national sport of Japan) on TV. It is often played before the wrestler enters the ring to give the signal. Of course, it can be used for taiko performance especially at the beginning of the performance.