Kosuga Bamboo Japanese Fan
Traditional Japanese uchiwas (fixed fan) have historical origins as early as the 14th century. This elegant uchiwa made by Kosuga Kohchosai maintains its classic appearance, but is designed with a modern aesthetic that makes it suitable for the present day. While the front of the fan is white linen, the backside boasts a subtle color change with a light purple paper backing. The bamboo handle is split into a traditional radial pattern and the rounded shape it creates will fan a nice breeze on a warm summer's day.
8.5'' W x 15'' H
Originating in Kyoto, Kohchosai Kosuga is a fifth-generation atelier that combines traditional bamboo shaping techniques and contemporary design concepts. The bamboo used in Kohchosai Kosuga products are of the Madake and Mousouchiku varieties. Carefully crafted by skilled hands using bamboo sourced from the mountains of Hyogo, Nara and Kyoto known for their incredibly strong and durable bamboo reeds. No preservatives or chemicals are used in the harvesting or making of these pieces and the procuring and drying of each bamboo piece is a long process. The bamboo is harvested between the cold winter months of November to February. When it gets warmer in March, the oil from the bamboo is removed through steaming in a special kiln. After that, it is hung to dry in the sun for over one month.
Bamboo, White linen, Light purple Japanese paper
Due to the natural material used, each fan may vary in appearance
Avoid getting wet or it may cause damage. Be gentle with the thin handle and washi paper to avoid breaking and tears. Keep away from small children.