While zooming around the net I discovered that there is such a thing as a DIY plastic doukake base & tenjin cover (example by Yuzu-san https://yuzumusic.net/2018/01/30/778/ ). Does Bachido ever stock them?
I know that there are directions to build a doukake from scratch in Shamisen of Japan, but:
- It assumes you already have a shamisen.
- You don’t mind your shamisen being unplayable for a while.
- You only want to paint/lacquer one doukake at a time.
A plastic base from which to start would be awesome…