TAIKO | O Daiko

MUNZ & SIMONSEN | Drums & Accessories
Munz & Simonsen BukBukMunz & Simonsen Buk
Munz & Simonsen Okedo DaikoMunz & Simonsen Okedo DaikoOkedo Daiko

MUNZ & SIMONSEN | Japanese Taiko – O Daiko

O Daiko - The showpiece of each Taiko group

 

The most impressive showpiece of each taiko group is the big "O Daiko" that can have a diameter of over two meters. Like the Miya Daiko, they are traditionally made from one single tree segment and they can weigh several hundred kilograms. For this reason, O Daikos (also referred to as Odaikos) are not only prohibitively expensive for most groups, but also impossible to handle due to their size and weight. The drum skin is nailed to the body, which makes the transport and usage at different locations and different temperatures rather difficult. We constructed an Odaiko out of Elm wood segments with a drum skin diameter of 1,80 m and a drum body depth of 1 m for the taiko group Masa Daiko from Bremen. Thanks to the specially developed fittings it is equipped with, the drum can be easily tuned – despite its size.

 

The form and composition of the Japanese O Daiko has been developed from the Korean Buk drum, which we have been building in different sizes in years. Our Buks have the advantage over taiko drums that their drum skins can be tuned with our tuneable fitting. This is why more and more European taiko players prefer the Munz & Simonsen tuneable construction method, which differs from the Japanese original.

 

We are also offering O Daiko building workshops for drumming groups.

 



Drum body |

The drum body of our O Daiko is made of massive Elm wood staves.



Drum Skins |

The highly durable drum skins are exclusively sourced from local Rotbunter Allgäuer Rinder cows.



Drum Stands |

We are offering individualized drum stands made out of wood following traditional construction methods on request. To the overview of our Munz & Simonsen Drum Stands...



Drum Sticks |

The highly durable drum sticks have rounded ends and a smooth wooden surface. More about our Munz & Simonsen Drum Sticks...

Munz & Simonsen | Drums

OUR HAND-MADE DRUMS CONVINCE BY THEIR NATURAL AND WARM SOUND, A COHERENT LOOK, SOLID CRAFTSMANSHIP, HIGH-QUALITY MATERIALS AND ELABORATE DETAILS.