Fukakusa Uchiwa

Traditional Round Fan | Gensei

£120.99£179.99

The master Gensei began to make this traditional round fan form type. Komaruya restored this type again. The white background of this traditional fan creates the perfect backdrop for the swirling accents of vibrant blue tones and warm, fiery orange details. This captivating design has the potential to create a striking display.

 

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The master Gensei began to make this traditional round fan form type. Komaruya restored this type again. The white background of this traditional fan creates the perfect backdrop for the swirling accents of vibrant blue tones and warm, fiery orange details. This captivating design has the potential to create a striking display. Kanbun (1660) years, the master Gensei who had a house in Zuiko Temple devised and began to make a round form. So this fan has been named Gensei type Fukakusa fan. This became popular as a souvenir of Kyoto with master Gensei’s poem. Although there was no one left with the perfect form, a person who had come to visit the Zuiko Temple had perfect one as a family heirloom.

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.

 

 

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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.

Maintenance

・Please wipe the handle part using soft textile-like cotton gauze.

・Please keep it in a cool place with low humidity.

・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 hold the handle. If you open our fans up from the designed part, the bamboo may break.

・Please avoid leaving your fan in direct sunlight. The colour will change in direct sunlight.

How to store

・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/or the entrance.

In addition, we sell a range of fan stands from a flat type to a wall-hanger type.