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Making of taiko

There are many wadaiko manufacturers in China, and the manufacturing method varies are different. Here, we will provide an one of the manufacturing method for your reference.
1
Cutting the bolt

The bolt (timber) is cut and dried. The actual work of shaping the wadaiko body is performed over the winter season, when the wood is less likely to crack.

2
Tamakiri|Do-kuri

Tamakiri:Based on the thickness of the bolt, the length of the wadaiko is determined, and the bolt is sliced accordingly.

Do-kuri:The sliced bolt is hollowed. The center of the wadaiko body is determined, and the interior is shaped.

3
Drying

The hollowed body is air-dried for at least 5 years, avoiding exposure to direct sunlight.

4
Shaping

Using a plane, the exterior of the body is finished.

5
Covering

The head is covered with leather, which is then stretched with a mallet to achieve the desired pitch and tone.

6
Byo-uchi

Once the desired pitch and tone has been achieved, the leather is promptly riveted to the body.

7
Finishing

The head and the body are given the finishing touches, and the wadaiko is complete.

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