Kyo uchiwa (fans)

Uchiwa means fan in English and it is a must-have item in hot & humid Japanese summer. In old times, aristocrats pursued more beautiful gifts. Sometimes they gave such fans as a present. 

When you say fans in English it can be both Uchiwa, flat type that does not open and Sensu that is a folding fan. 

As it creates wind, which can get rid of unwanted insects or to get rid of something evil, fans were popular gift items.

The ribs are often made of bamboo, which is a environmentally friendly material to use. The handle could be attached separately made of another wooden material. 

Why not get a Uchiwa for your next vacation in a warm place? 

 

 

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