The BraidersHand version of the ayatakedai has two screws that hold the ayatakedai in place, making it very easy to convert the 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 ayatakedai.