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Uchiwa Fan


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Uchiwa fans are handcrafted from bamboo and Japanese paper coated with persimmon tannin for strength and durability. Over time, the tannin will deepen to a beautiful rich hue. Uchiwas (fans) are considered by some to be a lucky charm and are often used as gifts. Though traditionally used to fan charcoal or cool steamed rice, this fan can be used to cool off on a hot day. Made by Kurikawa Shoten 

Kurikawa Shoten was founded in 1889 and is located in Yamashika, Kumamoto. They are the only workshop that still uses a traditional technique of paper fan making that has been practiced since the 1600's.



  • Japanese paper and bamboo
  • Length is 14"
  • Made in Japan


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