(sumo) A traditional drum, beaten by yobidashi to announce the beginning of a tournament, and at the end of each day.
(music) A Japanese drum or a performance of several drummers in an ensemble (also called kumi-daiko).
Origin of taiko
From Japanese 太鼓 (たいこ taiko), from Middle Chinese 太 (tʰàj "great") + 鼓 (kú "drum").
But the term raku-yaki did not come into use until the close of the century, when Chjiro (artistic name, Choryu) received from Hideyoshi (the TaikO) a seal bearing the ideograph raku, with which he thenceforth stamped his productions.
the TaikO himself paid a visit to the factory at Imbe, Thenceforth utensils for the use of the tea clubs began to bi manufactured.
Thus when, at the close of the 16th century, the Taiko inaugurated the fashion of lavishing all the resources of applied art on the interior decoration of castles and temples, the services of the lacquerer were employed to an extent hitherto unknown, and there resulted some magnificent work on friezes, coffered ceilings, door panels, altar-pieces and cenotaphs.