Everything you ever wanted to know about taiko bachi in one video! It’s a long video so just in case you don’t want to watch all 30 minutes of it I’ve included the table of contents below.

00:10 Types of wood
00:22 Hinoki 桧
00:26 Hou 朴
00:31 Maple
00:34 Kashi 樫
01:56 How to Match a Pair of Bachi
04:28 Paying Attention to the Direction of the Grain
05:45 Chudaiko Bachi
06:29 Chudaiko – Kashi/Oak – 42cm / 7.5
06:32 Chudaiko – Kashi/Oak – 42cm / 8.0
06:45 Chudaiko – Kashi/Oak – 42cm / 8.5
08:20 Maple Chudaiko Bachi
08:51 Chudaiko – Maple – 42cm / 8.0
09:32 Chudaiko – Maple – 42cm / 7.5
10:16 kaDON Maple Chudaiko Bachi – 42cm / 8.0
10:52 Deciding Between Maple or Kashi
13:56 Chudaiko – Hou/Magnolia – 42cm
15:21 Odaiko Bachi
15:39 Odaiko – Hinoki/Cypress – 51cm
15:55 Hinoki vs. Hou
16:15 Odaiko – Hinoki/Cypress – 51cm, 48cm and 45cm
17:09 Hinoki Bachi Maintenance
18:10 Odaiko/Miyake – Hou/Magnolia – 49.5cm
19:13 Shime Bachi
19:52 Shime – Hinoki/Cypress and Hou/Magnolia – 32cm
20:48 Shime – Hou/Magnolia – 33cm
22:16 Shime Bachi for Chichibu Yatai Bayashi
22:10 Chichibu Shime 41cm (Hinoki/Cypress)
23:50 Multiuse and Specialty Bachi
24:26 Hou/Magnolia Engraved 40cm
25:44 Hou/Magnolia Tapered Engraved 41cm
27:25 Kashi/Oak Tapered Engraved 39cm
29:46 kaDON Lion Chant Tapered Engraved Maple Bachi 40cm
31:49 Bachi for Chichibu Yatai Bayashi
32:35 Chichibu Yatai Bayashi (Hinoki/Cypress) 37cm vs. 38cm