This Mokugyo is the real deal. Handcrafted in Japan from camphor laurelwood, it is a pleasure to behold as well as use. It is suitable for a Zen hall, home altar, or display case. You’ll find beautiful detail in the carved fish design which is traditional for Zen drums and reminds us to be always wakeful, like a fish that doesn’t sleep. This Mokugyo has a light natural finish on it, which shows off its wood grain without paint or heavy lacquer.The striker is made from birch, and has a high quality striking head. The pillow is similarly top rate, sewn to a high standard with lovely brocade.
A Mokugyo is a temple drum traditionally used to accompany Buddhist chanting, but can be used as a general percussion instrument.