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drum; to beat; encourage, muster; “drum” radical
Kanji 1234

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Synopsis

Learn about a wide range of Japanese drums, including the small, ropy type played on the shoulder. See what "taiko" means in Japan versus abroad, and learn how ensemble drumming was created quite recently. Also discover traditional drumming contexts, from the battlefield to the shrine to the theater. Find out which "drums" you can consume and where drums lie in the human body!

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Cover of essay 1234 on 鼓, titled "Drumroll, Please"
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