The mokugyo, or fish drum, is used in Zen monasteries to keep the beat during the chanting of the liturgy. Its deep, rich tone makes it clear why the image of the fish -- symbolic of wakefulness -- is used. The drum includes a striker and cushion.
Watch a short video demonstrating the use and sound of this instrument.
Please choose Small (3" diameter) or Large (7" diameter).
The large mokugyo currently comes in both blonde/yellow and brown wood. Let us choose one for you, or contact the store so we can accommodate your preference.