Object Description

Each fan is lavishly decorated with motifs including seasonal flowers, abstract design and famous locations including Uji bridge and Miho-no-Matsubara (Miho pine grove)

The Japanese have decorated paper folding fans with paintings since at least the twelfth century, and the first folding screens to feature scattered fans appeared in the fifteenth century. A screen ornamented with fans served as a kind of miniature museum, where many paintings could be viewed at the same time.

Fans continue to serve not only a functional role for the Japanese, but also provide an intimate surface for painting and poetry and are the epitome of an elegant accessory.

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