Bachi


 We have a variety of bachis made of four different kinds of wood. 

Different materials have different features. If you find difficult it to decide which one to choose, please refer to [How to select bachi] ,or feel free to contact us for advice through the form at the bottom of this page.

 

If you are considering a large order, there is an ordering form for you to download and to print in order to organize your purchase. You can simply e-mail us the scanned data or a photo of the completed form.


Users' feedback

Narukami Taiko in New Zealand

Jessie Gibbs

 

I've been ordering the bachi for my team for the last 4 years. They're fantastic bachi , ranging from soft wood hinoki to hard oak and maple. My personal favorites are the A1 nagado hinoki bachi, which are lightweight and beautiful to handle. Recently I've started using the M3 maple shime bachi for my team, and they love them! Durable and not too heavy, they work well as team bachi.


Raewyn MacGragor

 I love my katsugi okedo bachi from this shop! They help me to hold them in the right place and not send them flying as I develop proper technique. These bachi are strong and well designed.


Bachi category


Hinoki bachi

*No.1 popular

[Strength]

- The softest; suitable for strong strokes using your whole body

- Suitable for all players

- Suitable for all playing styles

- Absorb sweat and fit to your hand well

 

[Weakness]

- Likely to get broken if you hit to the fuchi (edge of taiko) strongly

 


Ho bachi

[Strength]

- Soft

- Low cost

- Suitable for beginner to intermediate players

- Suitable for school workshops and music classes

- Suitable for hira-uchi (fuse-uchi), shime daiko, katsugi oke(H-5)

 

[Weakness]

- Heavier than hinoki

- Not suitable to hit fuchi (edge of taiko)



Maple bachi

[Variety]

 

- For nagado -

- For shime -

[Strength]

- Hard; suitable for hitting the fuchi (edge of taiko)

- Suitable for intermediate to advanced players

- Suitable for hira-uchi (fuse-uchi), and shime daiko

 

 

[Weakness]

- Heavy

- Likely to damage the fuchi (edge of taiko) if you use extremely strong hits

- Do not absorb hand sweat very well

 


Kashi bachi

[Variety]

 

- For nagado -

 [Strength]

- The hardest; suitable for hitting the fuchi (edge of taiko)

- Suitable for advanced players

- Suitable for hira-uchi (fuse-uchi), shime daiko

 

[Weakness]

- The heaviest

- Likely to damage the fuchi (edge of taiko) if you use extremely strong hits

- Do not absorb hand sweat very well

 

 

 


How to select your bachi


General idea of bachi choice

 

[ Shorter bachis ] are recommended for beginners to intermediate players because the bachis are easy to control even though the players have not got used to make a proper stance and feel relax while playing. 

 

e.g. A-4, B-4, A-3, B-3

 

[ Longer bachis ] are recommended for intermediate to advanced players because the bachis have strong power and can produce great sound when the player feel relaxed and make proper stance against the taiko.

 

e.g. A-1, B-1, A-2, B-2


 [Bachis for personal use ]

 

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[For public purpose such as workshop/ music class]

 

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[ What the bachi code mean? ]

 

[ Hinoki bachi ] *No.1 popular

  "A" = Thick hinoki bachis for nagado vertical setting

  "B" = Thin hinoki bachis for nagado vertical setting

  "C" = Shime daiko & kumi daiko hinoki bachis

  "D" = Katsugi oke hinoki bachis

  "E" = Yatai bayashi style hinoki bachis

  "F" = Hinoki bachis for kids

  "T" = Hinoki bashis for miyake style (horizontal) & hasu-uchi (diagonal)

 

[Ho bachi ]       →”H"

 

[Maple bachi ] →”M"

 

[Kashi bachi ]     →”K"


For personal use (sorted by playing style)


 

Nagado vertical setting

(Hira-uchi, fuse-uchi)

[ Adult & youth/ Intermediate to advanced players]

- For male   : [ A-1 ]* recommended, [ A-2 ]

- For female: [ B-1 ], [ B-2 ]* recommended

 

[ All age / Beginner to intermediate players]

- For male   : [ A-3 ]* recommended, [ H-1 ]

- For female: [ B-3 ]* recommended, [ H-1 ]

 

[ All age / Beginners]

- For male   : [ A-4 ]* recommended, [ H-1 small ]

- For female: [ B-4 ]* recommended, [ H-1 small ]

- For kids    : [ B-4 ], [ F-1 ], [ F-2 ]

 

[ Suitable for fuchi uchi (hitting the edge)]

- Any gender   : [ M-1 ], [ M-2 ], [ K-1 ], [ K-2 ]

 

 


 

Shime daiko

Kumi daiko

(set of multiple taikos)

[For namitsuke, 2~3 cho-gake]

- For male   : [ C-1 ]* recommended, [ M-3

- For female: [ C-2 ]* recommended, [ M-3

- For kids    : [ C-3 ]

 

[For 3~4 cho-gake/ Kumi daiko]

- For male:[ C-4 ], [ C-5* recommended[ A-4

 

- For female: [ C-4 ]* recommended, [ B-4



 

 

Katsugi oke

- For male   : [ D-1 ], [ H-5 ]

- For female: [ D-2 ], [ H-5 ]

- For kids    : [ D-2 ]


 

 

Miyake style (horizontal)

Hasu-uchi (diagonal)

- For male    : [ T1-A ]

- For female : [ T1-B ]

 



 

 

Yagura-uchi

[ Begginer to intermediate players]

- For male   : [ T1-A ], [ T2-A ]* recommended

- For female: [ T1-B ], [ T2-B ]* recommended

 

[ Advanced players]

- Any gender: [ T-3 ]

 


 

 

 Yatai bayashi style

 

- For male   : [ E-1 ]

- For female : [ E-2 ]

- For kids     : [ E-2



Bat bachi

 

- Any gender: [ T-4 ]

 



For public use * workshops / classes


 

 

[ Saving your budget ]

*H series (ho bachi)

- Youth to adult    [ H-1

- Primary education [ H-1 small ]

- Child                   [ H-3 ]

 


 

 

[ Durability ]

*M series (Maple bachi)

- Youth to adult [ M-1 ]

- Primary & child education [ M-2 small]


Ask for advice to find the best match

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