Kakko (羯鼓 or 鞨鼓)


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This drum, introduced to Japan from China in the 7th century is struck with two thin sticks by a kneeling musician and is used to set the rhythm for togaku (early Tang dynasty music). Occasionally it is used in geza (off stage music of the kabuki theatre) to evoke the imperial court.

Kakko  (羯鼓 or 鞨鼓), Wood, Japanese

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