Shime Daiko

Shime Daiko

Shime Daiko rope


Premium grade rawhide heads, hand stitched in traditional Japanese fashion.

Super strong, block construction American white ash wood bodies.

Precision lathe turned inside and out. Solid carbon steel head rings.

High strength, 100% organic hemp rope.

Japanese bolt tension systems.

All shime daikos can be made with either bolt or rope tensioning and with variable head thickness (chogake size).

Higher chogake size = thicker skin / head ring.


Shime Daiko bolt

  wsshim1 shime head

Please call or email with any questions.

We recommend bolt tension only for # 4 chogake size due to the difficulty involved in tensioning the thicker skin.


6.25” (16cm.) #2  Rope  $550.00 (USD)  $375.00 (USD)

7.5” (19cm.) #3  Rope  $650.00 (USD)  $425.00 (USD)

7.5” (19cm.) #3  Bolt  $810.00 (USD)  $425.00 (USD)

8.5” (21.5cm.) #4  Bolt  $925.00 (USD)  $500.00 (USD)

All drums come with a 30 day money back guarantee*
Drums are made to order and can be shipped worldwide. Drum orders require a $300 deposit with the balance due upon delivery.

 *excluding damaged skins and body due to misuse.