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Chijinlocked

  • David W. Hughes
  •  and Henry Johnson

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Double-headed drum of the Amami Islands and Okinawa, Japan. The pronunciation of the same character in mainland Japan is tsuzumi (‘hourglass drum’), but chijin generally refers to a small shallow barrel drum played by dancers in certain group ritual dances and as accompaniment to songs and during festivals. Hourglass drums, namely the ...

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