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Music Term: O-daiko

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 1-9

O-daiko


Definition and background:

The largest nagadou taiko, with a diameter over 36 inches. Some Odaiko can be 6 feet or more in diameter! These are the drums made famous by "Kodo" and "Ondekoza," Japan's premier taiko groups. Taiko groups will sometimes paint a "mitsudomoe" (3 sided "ying/yang" symbol) on the O-daiko skins. O-daiko are played on stands in a horizontal position ("kagami uchi"), often with a drummer on each side of the same drum.


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