Remo Katsugi Okedaiko is manufactured with Remo’s patented lightweight Acousticon® drum shells made in the USA from durable 100% Recycled Wood Fiber. The drumhead is specially constructed for this unique drumming style using Remo’s Skyndeep® Natural drumheads with a calf skin graphic. The word Katsugi means to carry, and Remo’s lightweight Katsugi Okedaiko is easily slung over the shoulder and played using two bachi sticks.
Remo’s Katsugi Okedaiko is inspirited by Japanese percussionist, Hiroyuki Hayashida along with the recent developments of playing the taiko drums in various percussion styles. The world beat movement has expanded since the early 80’s with percussion groups and educational institutions sprouting in every continent teaching all styles of ethnic percussion. Remo has kept pace creating economical and ECO friendly alternative instruments that are available for all to enjoy and afford.