The Den Den Daiko, also known as the Spin/Twist Drum, is a traditional Japanese percussion instrument that is characterised by its unique spinning and twisting motion to produce rhythmic sound. This instrument consists of a wooden body with two beautifully painted drum heads and beads attached to strings wrapped around the instrument. When the player rotates the Den Den Daiko using a handle, the strings unravel and create a spinning motion that causes the beads to hit the drum heads. The resulting sound is a distinctive and lively rhythm that adds a dynamic element to traditional Japanese music. The Den Den Daiko is a popular instrument in festivals and other cultural events in Japan.
● Lightweight and portable
● Weight 70 grams and 30 cm long with 12cm diameter drumhead
● Comes in a range of artwork painted on the drumhead
● Beads attached to strings wrapped around the instrument
To play the Den Den Daiko or Spin/Twist Drum, hold onto the handle of the instrument and rotate it in a twisting motion. The spinning motion will cause the strings to unravel, allowing the beads to strike the drum heads and produce rhythmic sounds.
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