This Eco Hiradaiko has been custom made and has arrived at my home in Vancouver, Canada 2 months after placing an order! It looks so clean and beautiful! I love these gorgeous bamboo stripes with a super shiny clear coat. I haven't hit the Taiko head with my Bachis yet though, I know that it would sound very tight and high at this point since the skin needs to be broken in and that the sound would get lower, deeper, and milder as time goes because I own the same bamboo body Nagado Daiko Eco which is about 6 years old from Taiko center. I cannot wait to play it in my Taiko set and am so excited to raise it like my child. I highly recommend this Eco series to all Taiko Players all over the world since it's super ecology (environment-friendly), economy, and authentic. Cheers!