Japanese Fans

Fans have a long history in Japan, and according to legend, Japan is the homeland of the modern folding fan. The earliest evidence of the fan in Japan was discovered in the wall paintings of a burial mound dating from the 6th century AD in Fukuoka. These depicted the Chinese style ceremonial fan. Chinese influence was strong in Japan during this period and these fans were obviously modelled on the fans of the Han dynasty … Continue reading Japanese Fans