Okedo heads, why you have eleven holes?

One of my taiko ladies, Kathy, made a couple of okedo daiko several years ago. One of them needs both heads replaced. I planned on making one head and I’ll use one of the old heads as a resonation head and replace it later … eventually … I dunno when, just not today. I gathered my materials accordingly.

Since I’d be using one of the old okedo heads, I had to match the number of holes on the new one. The old one, to my dismay, had eleven holes. How … odd. I looked through some pictures of professionally-made okedo. Many had twelve holes, but many also indeed had eleven.

Asano Taiko’s Okedo Taiko Eitetsu

Most of the shime heads I’ve seen have ten or twelve holes. So why eleven for an okedo?


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