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Posted 2 years ago

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Hand carved drum, metal banding top and bottom, opposite sides Japanese? warrior riding a dragon opposite sides female Japanese? warrrior riding a phoenix, individual tongue in groove? boards, approximately 2 1/2 feet high, approximately 18" diameter? 3 carved legs, real skin stretched over the top , heavily worn, several small holes in the skin, bottom band is deteriorated and boards are splitting in places

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  1. jwendell222, 2 years ago
    Hi stuff, your drum is Chinese rather than Japanese. All of the corners above and below the carvings are adorned with the Chinese symbol for 'Shou' representing the Chinese Star God of the same name, and having the meaning longevity or long life. The dragon, male, and phoenix, female are rooted in ancient Chinese culture and associated with yin and yang. Regards, Jim


  2. thestuffologist, 2 years ago
    Thank You Jim, I appreciate the input.
  3. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 2 years ago
    the most important question: what's it SOUND like??
  4. thestuffologist, 2 years ago
    Just tapping it with my fingers it sounds like a drum, I am not a musician so I am not sure how to describe pitch or tone if that is what you mean.

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