Okedo Taiko
Okedo are drums with heads hand sewn and held onto a lightweight body with rope. The skins are hand processed in our shop from fresh hides and are of the highest quality for long wear and excellent tone. The body is made of vertical grain redwood staves with a slight curve on the sides, finished smooth on the inside and reinforced on the ends with high tension banding. The rope for all okedo is high quality marine nylon.

Two styles of okedo are available. Daibyoushi-daiko are okedo with heads 24 inches or smaller and have a length approximately equal to the diameter of the heads. Oshime-daiko have a length approximately 1.25 times the diameter of the head. Daibyoushi-daiko in the smaller sizes are popular for carrying on stage while dancing. Oshime-daiko in larger sizes are used by some groups as their big drum as a less expensive and lighter, yet visually impressive alternative to a large odaiko. Small okedo fit well with shime and small nagado to make a set with different sounds and pitches.   

Daibyoushi-daiko
Dia. Head Length Price
14 in. 14 in. $1100
16 in. 16 in. $1300
18 in. 18 in. $1500
20 in. 20 in. $1700
22 in. 22 in. $2000
24 in. 24 in. $2400

Okedo can be made to any size and specifications.
Please call for quote.

Oshime-daiko
Dia. Head Length Price
14 in. 17.5 in. $1150
16 in. 20.0 in. $1350
18 in. 22.5 in. $1575
20 in. 25.0 in. $1800
22 in. 27.5 in. $2100
24 in. 30.0 in. $2500
28 in. 35.0 in. $3200
32 in. 40.0 in. $4500
36 in. 45.0 in. $6000
48 in. 60.0 in. $9000

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