Hand painted Yuzen kimono fan from Kyoto

Kyoto has a long history of producing Kimono, which is a Japanese traditional clothes, and Yuzen is one technique used for dyeing the kimono fabrics. Hand painted dyeing Yuzen is all painted by hand and it is almost like a piece of art. The base bamboo fan is made in Marukame city, where is famous…

Hakone yosegizaiku marquetry fan 寄木細工の団扇

Hakone in Kanagawa prefecture of Japan has been famous for various wooden products, that is mainly because of the location as being surrounded by a wide variety of woods. They, therefore, developped skills to make beautiful Yosegi marquetry and Zougan (inlaid). This beautiful fan is made of bamboo and one side of the round area is…

Echizen Hiryu handcrafted paper fan 飛龍和紙団扇 Artwind

Echizen in Fukui prefecture is famous for producing high quality handcrafted paper. This particular type of washi is produced with special technique called Hiryu (飛龍), which Mr.  Osada originally developped. This hiryu technique enables the washi craftsmen to creat more artistic paper and using that hiryu washi, Mr. Osada made these fans, which we often use in…