Traditional bachigawa are made from animal skin. These synthetic clear adhesive bachigawa are easy to use, sustainable and will match every shamisen’s skin tone and type.
Simply tack the bachigawa sticker on the skin underneath the strings, lining up with the dou’s upper rim.
The crescent-shaped kind is usually used for Nagauta style shamisen playing.
This accessory makes most sense if your shamisen is skinned with natural skin. Synthetic skin should be sturdy enough to not need any reinforcements.