The extended takadai has been designed to allow the braider to make wider braids with twenty-two 9-pin koma. If you have been thinking it would be nice to make a wide sash or scarf, this is the tool for you! It is 26.5" (67.5cm) high and 33.5" (86cm) wide by 32.29" (82cm) deep. The torii is 13.38" (340mm) wide. The longer arms allow as many as 162 working tama and wider braids!
The BraidersHand version of the ayatakedai has two screws that hold the ayatakedai in place, making it very easy to convert the extended takadai into a ayatakadai. The original takadai/ayatakedai combination was developed by Aiko Sakai, Makiko Tada's mother. She coined the word ayatakadai (eye-yuh-talk-uh-dye) to describe this piece of equipment. One-hundred gram tama are traditionally used with the ayatakedai.
Our ayatakadai comes with its own sword which is longer than that used for the takadai. The ayatakadai uses a fastener system that was originally developed for conference booths because they were reassembled so often. Our ayatakadai can be assembled and disassembled thousands of times without worry that there will be any failure of the bolt and dowel pin assembly.
Made in USA by BraidersHand. The waiting list is approximately 18 months for extended takadai/ayatakadai combination.