prayer drums


full moon night -
the sound of prayer drums
from the Nichiren temple

The "thump thumthump" of these drums can be quite something, reveberating in a lonely valley.
The temple, close to my home and usually very quiet,
comes alive once a year.

Drum in form of a Chinese fan
uchiwadaiko 団扇太鼓

This drum is used when chanting a special prayer at the Nichiren Sect, the Daimoku 題目.
So this drum is also called Daimoku Daiko 題目太鼓.
The form resembles a Chinese hand fan, hece the name.

. Drums of Japan .

. Saint Nichiren 日蓮
(February 16, 1222 – October 13, 1282)


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