This Kyo Uchiwa Fan Japanese Dragon has been handcrafted to perfection by one of our skilled makers in Japan using silk and bamboo materials ensuring that every part of this fan is made from natural materials. The history of Kyo Uchiwa was always believed that the fans were developed after Korean fans were brought to Japan by pirates between 1336 and 1392. These were brought to the Yamato province and from there to the Fukakasa area of Kyoto. These traditional Japanese makers take time and care to put their all into making the Kyo Uchiwa Fan Japanese Dragon products for you to enjoy.
Komaruya has been crafting traditional Japanese fans since the early 900s. The techniques that were used to craft these same fans 1000 years ago have been perfected over time and are still in use today. The Emperor Ōgimachi asked his fan master, Komaruya, to craft Uchiwa to stimulate the economy using the Fukakusa Bamboo that was thriving in that area of Kyoto. Komaruya began exporting Fukakusa Uchiwa for the emperor in 1573 and is recorded as a staple of Japanese Craft History. Komaruya was the first ever producer of Uchiwa in Japan; today, they continue to lead the industry with their incredible quality, techniques, and beauty. Komaruya’s fans are now often displayed as works of art in homes, businesses and traditional temples.
・Please wipe the handle part using soft textile-like cotton gauze.
・If you do not use it as an interior, please keep it in a cool place with low humidity. The place to be recommended is in the wardrobe.
・If you have a folding hand fan, please be sure to keep it folded.
How to look after our crafts
・When you pick up and move our fan, please have the handle part not to grab the designed part. If you bring our fan up having the designed part, the bamboo flame would be broken.
・Please avoid leaving our fan in direct sunlight. The colour would be changed by the sunlight.
How to storage
・If you don’t use it on a daily basis, we recommend the fan stand.
By using the fan stand, it can be used as the interior of the room and the entrance.
This makes it possible to keep the eyes looking fun.
In addition, the fan stands that our store treats have various from a flat type to a wall-hanger type. In addition, the advantage of using a fan stand, while decorating as an interior, it is that can be used easily when you want to use.