Hyōshigi (拍子木)

Japanese 拍子木 (Hyōshigi)
English Claves, japanese wooden clappers
German Japanische Klanghölzer
French Clappets en bois japonaises


Wooden clappers exist in various types, distinguished by the wooden material, size and form.

For example, in the japanese Kabuki theatres as well at Sumo tournaments, light wooden clappers with square profile ar used. They are used there for the entry of the Kabuki actors or Sumo fighters.[3]




Approx. 20cm (7.9 inches) long, round profile, made of a dark hard wood material.

(Picture: Kei Ishii)

See also

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claves (2005-08-18)
Wikipedia (english): Claves
[2] http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E6%8B%8D%E5%AD%90%E6%9C%A8 (2005-08-18)
Wikipedia (japanese): Hyōshigi
[3] http://www.bekkoame.ne.jp/~takinojo/workshop/inst_per_e.html (2005-08-18)
Japanese Percussion Instruments.
(Remark: The japanese page on this site offers a more details description than the english page)).