Okamoto Shoten has been selling Kurume Kasuri folding fans for quite some time.
Every year, this season's hit product as a summer essential! !
The other day, a long-time fan making partner told me about folding fans.
“Folding fans were created in Kyoto, the thousand-year capital, nurtured in the rich climate and culture,
In addition, the modern folding fan was born while being closely related to the lives of people in each era.”
I've never looked into this before, but I decided to look into this.
The history of folding fans dates back to the early Heian period, 1,200 years ago.
At that time, unlike now, it was not only a practical purpose of "Aogu",
It is also used as a tool for writing waka poems and taking notes on the order of ceremonies.
It seems that it was a necessity for the nobility.
Many people think that folding fans originated in China, but they were born in Japan.
It was introduced from China to Europe, and in France, it is said that it was also used by noble ladies in social circles.
After that, it was reimported to Japan in the late Edo period.
The fact that this historical fan remains without weathering,
Is it exactly in the high degree of perfection of this tool?
It is still a familiar tool for Japanese people.
Fans are considered to be auspicious as they spread out at the ends when opened.
The custom of giving a folding fan as a celebratory gift dates back to the Muromachi period.
It is still used today for all kinds of celebrations.
At Giemon, we have a lot of Kurume Kasuri folding fans this year as well.
Kurume Kasuri has a history of 200 years, and folding fans have a history of 1200 years.
We have lived a long history while responding to each era,
Please try using this collaboration folding fan.
I think the pleasant breeze will blow~