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doubukuro short soft sleeve

  • color: magenta with painted plum blossoms
    • outer fabric: synthetic
  • inner fabric: molton
  • width: 32,5 cm
  • length: 46 cm



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This doubukuro is used and a real eye-catcher! It protects your shamisen’s dou. The size fits all dou sizes. The outer fabric is synthetic with hand painted plum blossoms. The inside is soft molton that feels like a cosy blanket. There’s some slight discolorations on the inside and a little spot on the back.

What’s this for? The doubukuro is a protective soft sleeve you wrap your shamisen’s dou in to protect it from dust and random things flying around at home or on the way in your shamisen case.

The doubukuro is a rectangular short soft sleeve with an opening at the top and strips to tie it shut. You wrap it around your shamisen’s when you put it away after practice. It’s comparable to the nagabukuro but it’s a lot quicker to wrap. The downside: Your neck, tenjin and itomaki are exposed to environmental hazards (dust, cat paws, insect scat).

How to use this: Insert your shamisen along with the washi bag, if you have one, through the opening so the dou is fully covered by the doubukuro. Wrap the strings around to tie it shut.  Tuck the end of the string under or make a knot or a bow – done!