Enjoy decorate your interior with a Japanese folding fan！
This is a fan made by a long-established fan store with a 300-year history in Kyoto and is delivered in a framed form.
It is a piece of art that makes you feel the Japanese culture and the romance of the ancient capital.
A fan is a lucky charm of "suehirogari" (means spreading from top to bottom, forever developing).
The fan has been called "Suehiro” which symbolizes prosperity and good fortune, because of the shape of its spreading tip when opened. The custom of giving a fan as a congratulatory gift is still very much appreciated in Japan.
The frame is a high-grade Japanese frame in lacquered dark black.
The background cloth is carefully selected from Kyoto-made fabric.
The fan and the backing board are firmly fixed by hand, and each piece is carefully framed one by one.
【Introduction of the design】
This is a decorative fan that looks powerful with a majestic depiction of the Wind God and Thunder God.
The expression on the face of the Wind God and Thunder God, who seem to be soaring down with joy, gives a powerful impression to the viewer.
This decorative fan is based on the image of Red Fuji painted by Hokusai.
It is a stylish fan characterized by its gorgeous and bold colors with dancing cherry petals on a gold background.
This is a unique Japanese design that allows you to feel the fragrance of Japan by decorating it.
This is a positive and congratulatory decorative fan depicting pine, bamboo, and plum trees. It wishes the receiver for longevity like the green pine trees that flourish forever; wish for moderation, purity, and straight development and growth like the bamboo trees; and wish for patience and for being the first to blossom and bear fruit ahead of spring.
【Folding Fan Interior Art specification】
|Materials||Frame: wood, Acrylic
Fan: wood, paper
Made in Japan
【The History of Kyoto Folding Fan】
The history of the Kyoto folding fan dates back to the early Heian period (794-1192), when it was derived from a piece of wood (mokkan, a wood about 30 cm long) used in place of writing tools, and was first made in Kyoto.
At that time when paper was very precious, it was necessary to bind together several pieces of wood to record various things, and this led to the creation of the first fan, the Hiougi fan.
The first fans were made by binding several pieces of wood (pieces of wood with ink writing) together to carry them around.
This was called a Hiougi fan, and at that time, its purpose was not to fan, but rather to serve as a notepad for writing down complicated courtly manners.
In other words, the original form of the fan seems to have been used to convey thoughts and feelings.
It is said that there are about 88 processes involved in making a fan, from cutting the bamboo to the finishing touches, and each process is made by the hands of several craftsmen. Each of the processes, such as bone making, paper making, top-painting, and finishing, is a division of labor.
Young bamboo, about 3 to 5 years old, is used as the material. The bamboo is thinly processed, and the oya bone (main bone) is carved and lacquered, then bound together at the “kaname” (joint pin) part.
The fan paper is made of three or five sheets of core paper sandwiched between two sheets of leather paper from the front and back.
The fan is made by first making the laminated paper and then inserting the bamboo into the center of the laminated paper. The three pieces of laminated paper are cut out into the shape of a fan.
The painter paints on the cut-out paper one by one and then folded them into a bellows shape.
The paper is sandwiched between two pieces of pattern paper applied with astringent, from the top and bottom, one or two folds are made, and a path is passed through the paper to insert the bone in the later finishing process.
In the final step, a hole is made by blowing a breath into the folded paper where the middle bone (naka bone) will pass through, and the middle bone is inserted and glued in place.
The main bone on both sides, called the “oya bone," is heated, bent inward, and glued to the paper, which is then shaped and finished.
This is how a single Kyo Folding Fan is made.