Welcome to "DIY Taiko", Chung's project to explore taiko practice alternatives.
Practice atarigane quietly!
No earplugs needed!
Giant plant seeds
• as alternative head material;
• for new head design.
Collapsible, affordable, and effective.
Look for your local reuse store!
DIY Taiko is created by Chung Wan Choi (Chung), who is frustrated with the limited access to practice instruments, which is essential to one’s taiko learning.
Tire drums are easy to make and plays well for beta style (upright). However, they are bulky for storage and difficult to imitate the proper naname (slanted) angle and height.
To solve these problems, Chung researches and designs effective practice instruments made of simple materials found in recycling centers and hardware stores.
Her most recent projects involve making of shumoku, also the original Q-moku, which enables low volume atarigane practice.
After a series of design changes, I no longer build the model which I created an instruction for, as seen in