D. 26.7 cm (10 1/2 in.); Diam. Drum heads: 20.3 cm (8 in.)
Other (Shell): 15.2 cm (6 in.)
Membranophone-double-headed / barrel drum
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Not on view
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.
Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown ; Clara H. Rose (d. 1914)
Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Asia, Gallery 27. 2. Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1903, vol. II, pg. 30.
Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Gallery 27. 1. Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1901, vol. I, pg. 30.