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Best Quality Hirado Daiko

Keyaki Taiko With Short Body Making Best Sounds

Keyaki Wood

Keyaki (Japanese zelkova) is the best material for the nagado daiko. It has been used for various situations in Japan since a long time ago. Japanese have used it for furniture, taiko body, and also wooden building such as temples and castles because it's easily-worked, hard, and durable.  Especially, taiko with keyaki kurinuki (hollowed-out) body is the excellent quality taiko. In general, taiko which has a hard wood body reflects more sounds inside the body and keeps the sound reverberation for longer time. It's the reason why the keyaki wood taiko produces the deeper sounds than other taiko does.

  • Made of Keyaki (Zelkova) Wood
  • Excellent Quality
  • Hard Wood
  • Beautiful Grain
  • Luxurious Iron Plate
  • Body Type: Kurinuki (Hollowed-out Solid Shell)
  • Number of Kan (Handle): Three
  • Order Processing Time: About 14-60 Business Days


  • 1 shaku: Head Diameter: ⌀About 30cm (⌀About 12in)
  • 1.1 shaku: Head Diameter: ⌀About 33cm (⌀About 13in)
  • 1.2 shaku: Head Diameter: ⌀About 36cm (⌀About 14in)
  • 1.3 shaku: Head Diameter: ⌀About 39cm (⌀About 15in)
  • 1.4 shaku: Head Diameter: ⌀About 42cm (⌀About 17in)
  • 1.5 shaku: Head Diameter: ⌀About 45cm (⌀About 18in)
  • 1.6 shaku: Head Diameter: ⌀About 48cm (⌀About 19in)
  • 1.7 shaku: Head Diameter: ⌀About 51cm (⌀About 20in)
  • 1.8 shaku: Head Diameter: ⌀About 54cm (⌀About 21in)
  • 1.9 shaku: Head Diameter: ⌀About 57cm (⌀About 22in)
  • 2 shaku: Head Diameter: ⌀About 60cm (⌀About 24in)

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  • which drum has a deeper sound, the Eisa or the Keyaki Taiko With Short Body ?

    Eisa taiko and keyaki taiko are completely diferent types of taiko. To get deeper sounds, keyaki taiko even with short body is recommended. Eisa taiko is made of light (soft ?) wood. On the other hand, keyaki taiko is made of hard and thick wood, that reflects sounds inside the body more.