Paper Kyo Sensu - Gion Matsuri
• A popular pattern of the Gion Matsuri float parade
*Gion Matsuri: Festival of Yasaka shrine Kyoto mainly held in the month of July.
• All processes are manufactured by Japanese craftsmen
Frame : bamboo
Color and design
Main frame length: 21.0cm
Types of Ogi
Kyo sensu (Kyoto fan )
Traditional Crafts from Kyoto
Registered trademark of Kyoto folding fan & round fan association of commerce and industry
Natsu ogi (Summer fan) / Cloth folding fan
Folding fan for daily use
Use it to enjoy the cool breeze
Carefully open and close the new fan until each folds are settled.
When you open, please slide it back and forth, do not pull it straight or side to side.
Paper is particularly affected by temperature and humidity, so if you store it for a long period of time, attach the attached paper band.
History of Ogi (Fan)
The beginning of the Ogi is thought to be the beginning of the Heian period (around the 9th century) with a thin wooden board connected to form a fan.
After the hinoki cypress board used for ceremonies, a fan made of bamboo and paper (Kamisen) was exported to China around the 10th century. Later, it was introduced to Europe and reimported to Japan, where the silk fan (Kinusen) was born. In modern times, there are summer fans and silk fans for everyday use, as well as fans specifically for Nohgaku, dance, tea ceremony, and celebrations.