Paranku (Japanese)

ME-006-2009-JP HAND DRUM


Name:  Paranku

Classification:  Frame drum

Description:  A small thin circular frame is fitted with goat skin. It is played by tapping the surface with a stick.  It is a core instrument in the eisa dance in Okinawa.

Materials:  wood, goat skin, plastic

Ethnolinguistic Group:  Japanese

Place:  Okinawa, Japan

Date Collected: December 2009


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