This is a Japanese doukake which is placed on the side of the shamisen body. These are used to protect and add style to the instrument.Made of silk kimono cloth stretched over a stiffened paper backing. The wood is made from Tsugaru hiba (hiba cypress), and the cloth is attached to the wood, which is then repeatedly coated with various types of colored lacquer and polished. The robust and elegant lacquer is created using a variety of techniques, including karan-nuri, which involves more than 50 processes, nanako-nuri, a chic pattern with a small pattern, and monsa-nuri, which has a modern feel with its matte black background. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\String\Other String Instruments". The seller is "minatmis_0" and is located in this country: JP. This item can be shipped worldwide.