Taiko Craft Skills At Taiko Centre East, we make many of our own instruments based on traditional craft skills learnt from a Japanese taiko-maker. Making taiko is as physical as playing them! Please click on any of the photos to enlarge.
Read about Taiko Listen to Taiko Watch Taiko These are katsugi daiko shells ranging from 2 shaku to 1.4 shaku. The plaits are made from rawhide stretched around the shell. Teaching how to sew a shime skin at the National Taiko Festival, 2013 Repair work for Mugenkyo, an old Asano daiko that needed a new bearing edge and skins 'Shime' means 'stitched'. Small high-pitched drums traditionally used in Noh theatre. Katsugi daiko skin lacquered Preparing a hiradaiko