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Japanese Lacquer Tsuzumi Hand Drum. Phoenix, Pine Decor

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Lacquer: Pre 1900: Item # 1187795
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Japanese hand drum used with Kabuki, Noh and Minyo. The hourglass shaped wood body with Makie gold on black lacquer decoration of Ho-o No Tori (phoenix). Capped on either end by stretched hide with black lacquer detailing on the outward facing stretched surfaces and rims and with gold lacquer on the inward facing surfaces - the two hide ends held taught over the cupped ends off the wooden body with orange cord. The lacquered wooden body is in good condition. The stretched lacquered hide ends in distressed condition. Overall length about 10 3/8 inches.