In this two-part series, Kenny Endo teaches how to tighten a shime daiko.

Shime Tightening – 01 – Tate 0:12:33

In part one of this two part series, Kenny Endo demonstrates how to assemble your shime, how to determine the playing side, how to tie the start knot and begins the tate rope tightening.

Shime Tightening – 02 – Yoko 0:06:41

In part two of this two part series, Kenny Endo demonstrates the two most common ways of tightening the yoko rope.