Oodaikos (Large japanese drums)


Introduces a Japanese large drum of Ohkunitama Shrine.
In the festival of Fuchu city and the surrounding town, a big drum often heralds the Omikoshi coming.
This is come from the festival of Ohkunitama Shrine.
There are six large drums in Ohkunitama Shrine, including one of the largest in Japan.
The drums have an essential role in Kurayami matsuri.
People know gods in Omikoshi coming by hearing a drumbeat.
Men give the drum bangs with their all might.
A man who can give a drum louder bangs is admired.



Osakibarai-taiko

Diameter of drumhead :2m00cm Timber : Bubinga

Ninomiya-taiko

Diameter of drumhead :1m85cm Timber : Bubinga

Sannomiya-taiko

Diameter of drumhead :1m81cm Timber : Bubinga

Go-Rokunomiya-taiko

Diameter of drumhead :1m87cm Timber : Bubinga

Gohonsya-taiko

Diameter of drumhead :1m30cm Timber : Keyaki(Zelkova)

Goryouguu-taiko

Diameter of drumhead :1m56cm Timber : Minebari(Betula)





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