Taiko 

There are two major kind of taiko drums we offer for sale, the drums with the skins nailed on the body and those who have the skins tensioned by ropes outside the body. The ‘nailed’ drums cannot be changed in tone or pitch.

The taiko with skins that are tensioned by ropes can be pitched or tuned but this will require some time and skills so please be aware of that. If a drum is out of use for a longer period of time, it is recommended to release the tension on the skin to extend its lifespan.

For more information about the various taiko drums please click here
The sizes of the drums are mentioned in centimeters as well as in the Japanese units of length measurements shaku and sun. Shaku is a Japanese foot of approx. 30 cm. Each shaku is divided in 10 sun. The measurements refer to the diameter of the skin.

Please find below the taiko drums we offer for sale.


002 Nagado daiko 1.3  

Second hand

Manufacturer: Miyamoto Unosuke Shoten

Diameter: 39 cm 

This nagado daiko manufactured by Miyamoto Unosuke Shoten is in a good state. It has some traces of use. One drumhead was reskinned with cowhide in 2019 before shipped to Europe. This new skin is cloaded. It is not common but neither unusual and it doesn’t affect the quality. The other drumhead was good and therefore not reskinned. The body is made of one trunk of zelkova. The drum has two handles. 

Price (including 21% VAT): € 1820,00


003 Nagado daiko 1.3   

Second hand

Manufacturer: Miyamoto Unosuke Shoten

Diameter: 39 cm 

This nagado daiko manufactured by Miyamoto Unosuke Shoten has new skins (cowhide) on both sides.  The drum  has some traces of use but is in excellent state. The body is made of one trunk of zelkova. The drum has two handles. 

Price (including 21% VAT): € 1950,00


004 Shime daiko Wave (with stand and cover)

Second hand

Diameter: 39 cm 

Height: ca. 15 cm

Weight drum: ca. 3200 gram

The drum is in good state and has a good sound. The body of the drum is beautifully decorated with a gold colored wave pattern.
It comes with a stand and bag. One side has in the centre of the skin a so-called ‘bachikawa’. This is attached by the taiko player to soften the sound. Bachikawa is made from deer skin. 

Price (including 21% VAT): € 350,00


005 Shime daiko Three Cranes (with stand and bachi)

Second hand

Diameter:  34,5 cm

Height: ca.17 cm

Weight drum: ca. 3000 gram

This shime daiko is nicely decorated with gold colored cranes. The drum has traces of use but is in good state. Also both skins are in good condition. The drum comes with a wooden stand and 1 pair of bachi.

Price (including 21% VAT): € 540,00


006 Shime daiko Kanji (with stand and bachi)

Second hand

Diameter:  34,5 cm

Height: ca.15 cm

Weight drum: ca. 2900 gram

This shime daiko comes with a stand and bag and 1 pair of bachi.  On one skin and on the stand kanji (Japanese characters) are hand written. It contains the name (presumably from the former owner) and the year (1977) in which it was probably reskinned. The sound of this drum is reasonable.

Price (including 21% VAT): € 310,00


007 Shimedaiko

Second hand

Diameter:  35 cm

Height: ca.16 cm

Weight drum: ca. 3000 gram

This shime daiko is beautifully decorated with flowers and leaves but time as well as use has left its traces on this drum. The sound is reasonable to good. It has no stand nor bag or bachi. 

Price (including 21% VAT): € 260,00