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Kurikawa Shoten
Shibu Uchiwa / Japanese fan by Kurikawa Shoten

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High quality uchiwa/fan that lasts hundred years. 
The uchiwa is coated with persimmon tannin, which makes its Japanese traditional paper (washi) strong and long-lasting, while also having an effect of insect repellant.

Light and feels great to hold!
The more you use, the more character and depth it gets.
Loved by many as a gift to celebrate newborns, 60th birthdays, wedding take home gift, company anniversaries, etc.

Product details

This Shibu Uchiwa's remarkable history dates back to the 1600s!
A traveling priest from Marugame City, a city famous for uchiwa, initiated people in Kutami City into the production method of uchiwa, in return for letting him stay a night at the city.

The natural coating of persimmon tannin on the fan's washi paper makes it more durable.
The coating also functions as a bug repellent.

The uchiwa is made by Kurikawa Shoten, the only workshop that inherits the tradition of Kutami City, a city that was counted one of the three greatest production areas of uchiwa in Japan, other than Kyoto and Marugame City.

■ Made in Kumamoto, Japan
■ Dimensions: L7.67" x W14.76"
■ Material: Bamboo、Paper、Persimmon tannin
■ Weight: 0.02lb

What is washi? We've got you covered. Read our article here, plus find more washi products like washi tape, fans, and cloths, and more.

How to use

The production is all done by hand:

Making of spines




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