Paper Fan (Nishikawa Shoroku Shoten)
These Paper Fans come with the Japanese good luck motifs of Daruma Doll / Kokeshi Doll / Mt.Fuji / Maneki Cat / Medetai.
The Uchiwa fans have been used at old imperial palace since the Asuka period, 592 AD – 710 AD. The Uchiwa with the lucky charms have been made by the artisans in Kyoto and were also called "Kyo" ( Kyoto ) uchiwa or "Gosho" ( royal court ) uchiwa.
Made with Paper and Bamboo
Dimension: H 15.5" x W 22"
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).
Photo by Yudai Emmei