MUNZ & SIMONSEN | Japanese Taiko – Shime Daiko
Taiko originates from Japan, where its roots lie in spiritual rituals and millennia-old traditions. Thanks to the tours of Japanese Taiko groups such as Ondekoza, Kodo, Yamato or Tao, this fascinating type of drum play is becoming more and more well-known and popular within Europe as well.
We have cooperated with several taiko groups throughout the past years to develop Munz & Simonsen Taikos that are exceptionally durable and comparable to Japanese drums regarding their design, quality, and sound. We are exclusively using well-tested high quality materials from Germany, which are expertly and carefully assembled in our manufactory.
A snappy Shime with traditional rope tensioning
As with our Miya Daikos, the drum bodies of our Shime Daikos are made of glued segments. We are using well-dried boards of Elm wood for the segments, a tree that is related to the Zelkova tree, which is traditionally used in Japan. All Shimes are also available with a Japanese-red surface stain on request.
Always well-tuned: Our tuneable bolt shime
For taiko players who want to be able to expertly tune their Shime, we have developed a tuneable shime: the bolt shime. Created in the tried and tested Munz & Simonsen manufacturing method, she matches our rope shime in size and sound. While the rope shime weighs about 6 kg, our bolt shime weighs a whopping 10.5 kg.
We are also offering shime building workshops in which the participants may craft their own shime.