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About Doukake

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!

Watch how to attach the doukake

Bachido Doukake- by Kyle Abbott

The Bachido Doukake is hand-lacquered with a super hard resin and glistens with a "dipped in glass"-like appearance. It is very durable and will keep your shamisen protected while looking simply stunning! Prepare yourself for the oncoming compliments! Includes faux-leather cord and Bachido Saofuki. (Your choice of color.) Check it out!

Leather Doukake レザー胴掛け (紐付) (DO-R)

Leather doukake look very classy, and available in many colors.

$72 USD

Lacquered Doukake 塗り胴掛け (紐付) (DO-T)

Made in Japan, these Lacquered Doukake are made with a similar process as the Bachido Lacquered Doukake (made by Kyle Abbott in California). These doukake are beautifully lacquered with a hard resin.

- Manditory -
Please check the pictures and select the style number you’d prefer. Note that the numbers not shown in the drop down style choice are unavailable.

$100 USD