These hizagomu are placed on your thigh to prevent the shamisen from slipping.
If you have ever experienced tense posture and discomfort due to a shifting or slipping instrument, I highly recommend purchasing a hizagomu or dougomu.
These hizagomu are non-adhesive and are the perfect companion for those players who don’t want to glue anything to their beloved instrument. These little rubber pads have a very grippy texture that keep your instrument in place. The size is just perfect – it’s small enough to not be visible to the audience but big enough to make it easy to use because you don’t have to pinpoint the little pad with the dou.
The material has a comfortable weight that ensures a steady placement on your thigh, even when lifting or repositioning the shamisen during play and practice.