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GONIN-BAYASHI = Five Musicians

The third tier holds five male musicians gonin bayashi (????). Each holds a musical instrument except the singer, who holds a fan.

Left to right, from viewer's perspective, they are the:

1. Small drum Taiko seated,
2. Large drum tsuzumi , standing,
3. Hand drum Kotsuzumi , standing,
4. Flute Fue , or Yokobue , seated,
5. Singer Utaikata , holding a folding fan sensu , seated
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