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RESERVED JULY SALE 2 Japanese Geisha Uchiwa Fans

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These lovely fans are from summer festivals I attended while living in Japan. Companies stamp their contact info on the backs and distribute them for free. An uchiwa fan is made with paper, a bamboo handle and bamboo frame. Uchiwa fans are popular during the hot, humid summers in Japan. Japanese fans make beautiful decorations and are very effective for keeping one cool. I love that the yellow fan shows a geisha with an uchiwa fan. The blue geisha seems to be blowing something, perhaps for making bubbles?? If you know what it is, please let me know.

The images are from old ukiyo-e (woodblock prints.) The women are most likely courtesans, not geishas, with their very fancy combs and hair styles and the way the kimono shows more of the neck, considered the most erotic area in those times in Japan.

The paper part measures 9" (23cm), the handle from the bottom of the paper is 4" (10cm), and the diameter is 9 1/2" (24cm). They are in very good condition, no tears. If you would like only one fan, the price would be $10. Contact me and I will change the listing.

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RESERVED JULY SALE 2 Japanese Geisha Uchiwa Fans


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  • Materials: bamboo, paper
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