Japanese Uchiwa fans date back to the 16th century
When the going gets hot, grab a fan. Our traditional Japanese fan will help activate a cooling breeze for yourself on a hot day.
Uchiwa is a traditional Japanese fan. They are part of Japanese seasonal traditions and are often given as gifts during these times.
Our Uchiwa fan is a Kutami-style (welcome) fan made with traditionally with washi paper. The uchiwa is coated with persimmon tannin that makes the Japanese traditional paper (washi) strong and long-lasting, while also helping to insect-proof it.
The fan's maker is the only workshop that inherits the tradition of Kutami City, a city that was counted as one of the three greatest production areas of uchiwa in Japan, other than Kyoto and Marugame City.