The doukake is fitted on the side of the dou (body) where the arm rests. Cords are fed through the holes in the doukake and are tied to the nakagosaki (spike) and sao (neck) to keep it in place. For those who are fashion-conscious, the doukake adds the style!
Leather Doukake レザー胴掛け
Leather doukake look very classy, and available in many colors.
Lacquered Doukake 塗り胴掛け
Simple stripes, ornate flowers or even a dragon! All of them coated glossy with high quality lacquer. Decorate your instrument with elegant designs with a lacquered doukake fit for a shamisen superstar.
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If you want a specific color or pattern, write it in the ‘Note to Bachido’ box when checking out and we will do our best to get it for you. Clearly state that your request (“Red with flower pattern – Lacquered Doukake”, for example) is meant for the Lacquered Doukake. This is very important in order to prevent ordering mistakes.
Please be aware that patterns may vary, and that complex requests may be more expensive and harder to fulfill. If you don’t have a preference, we will send what is available. Be assured that all lacquered doukake are awesome.
Faux-Bekkou Doukake 鼈甲調胴掛け
Get the warm feeling of looking like a poacher with a faux-bekkou (fake tortoise shell) doukake! Your PETA friends will love it!