Ready for drumming are 2 pairs of SGM bachi. These sticks are specifically handmade for Taiko here at Sixx Gun Music from Japan wood. It is a tight grained light, smooth wood that is very strong. These authentic handmade sticks are 14".5 long x 13/16ths thick stained and finished in Bonsai Blue. Each drum stick is stamped with a Japanese character (one meaning strength, the other beauty). Also available in 6 other colors: Natural, Ebony, Purple Blossom, Jade green, Yakuza Red, Bombay Mahogany.[see other listings].