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Taiko (Drum)

In Echigawa town, tanning work and drum making have been carried on since the Edo period (1600-1868) using the pure water from the Echi river. Cow skin is considered the best material for drum making. The skin is bleached and tanned in the river for a month before the hair is removed, after which it is dried naturally. Craftspeople use Keyaki wood for the cylinder of the drum.
   
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