Folding Fan with Bamboo Ruler (Nishikawa Shoroku Shoten)
This is a unique and new "stationery" fan that combines an iconic Japanese bamboo ruler and a fan structure, also made of bamboo!
The ruler part can of course be used to measure in a metric system, so you could learn how it converts to inches.
It comes with a paulownia wood box with the branded logo and a bag, making it a perfect gift.
Unfolded : H 7.8" W 14"
Folded : H 7.8" W 1"
Box: H 9.5" W 2" D 1.4"
About Nishikawa Shoroku Shoten
Founded in 1585 in Omi Hachiman, Nishikawa Shoroku Shoten, which has been in business for about 400 years since the Azuchi-Momoyama period, is what we now call a "select store”.
As an Omi merchant, they carried only "good things" from all over Japan in Osaka and Edo (Tokyo).
They now focus on folding fans, that match our modern lifestyle with the "good things" that still remain in Japan.
Photo by Yudai Emmei