This is a slightly small female Kyoto folding fan made by stacking three layers of thin Japanese paper and pasting it on the fan surface.
We have prepared various designs with the theme of Kacho Fugetsu.
We recommend storing in a fan bag so that it will not get wet.
It is a folding fan that gives you a moment of peace in the steamy summer.
|Manufacturer||OHNISHI TSUNE SHOTEN|
|Country of origin||Kyoto, Japan|
|Technique||Kyoto Folding Fans|
|Material||Bamboo, Japanese paper|
|Size||L7.67" * W13.97"/35Bones(H19.5*W35.5 / 35本骨cm)|
|Note||If you order a fan with your name written on it, we will put your name on the inside of the fan bone.|
|Delivery Time||1-2 weeks (if out of stock + 1-2 weeks)|
Connecting the technology and beauty of folding fans to the future one hundred years from now
OHNISHI TSUNE SHOTEN
- Kyoto folding fan
- Rie Ohnishi
The shape has not changed since 1200 years ago
As a long-established Japanese fan store with a history of more than 100 years, we launched a fragrance based on a fan by crowdfunding, such as `` connecting the technology and beauty of a fan to the future one hundred years ahead '' Activity.
We are focusing on developing new products while utilizing long-established technologies.
In the production of Kyoto fans, a division of labor is set up for each process, such as painting, fan surface, and fan bone, and each of them has a specialized craftsman, producing comprehensive high-quality products.
Folding fans are traditional crafts born in Kyoto during the Heian period.
For about 1,200 years, it has been passed down through the ages without changing its shape.
It has been loved by people for various uses as a useful item for the people who take the cool, as props for traditional performing arts such as Noh and Japanese dance.
Folding fans are also auspicious because they have the shape of "Suehirogari" that extends infinitely, and are always used at important events in Japan.
Fragrant fans brand irohanihoheto made in Kyoto
Kaza is the Kyoto word for fragrance.
1,200 years ago, people in Kyoto used a good scent to burn their own scents into their rooms to make them a magical repellent.
A new fragrance that makes use of the characteristics of bamboo thinly processed for fans.
We also manufacture containers and spices in Kyoto.
In the past, people in the Heian era fired their favorite scent on a fan and conveyed their thoughts to the other party through the scent I was
We expressed the changing seasons with the gradation of color and fragrance.
Just spread the fan and fan it to spread the scent.
It is a new type of folding fan that gently slips into a bag or case to carry the scent freely.
Making a fan with a wish to pray
A folding fan cannot beat a cooler.
Even a fan would be difficult.
But you can always help when you need it closest to you.
I want to be a product that will gently snuggle up to your life.
With such feelings in mind, we launched the brand “irohanihoheto” that proposes items that heal modern people.
In a modern society full of things, we want to give you more opportunities to get authentic.
Enjoy a Japanese fragrance that combines traditional techniques with unprecedented ideas.
2018 Kyomono Youth Competition Grand Prix
2019 12th Culture Venture Competition Kyoto Prefecture Governor Excellence Award Winner
2019 10th Kyoto Chamber of Commerce Wisdom Business Plan Contest Certified
How Japanese Products Can Be Such High Quality
The Reason Japan Can Produce So Many High-Quality Products
To put it simply, it’s because they found a way to produce exceptional products with high efficiency, resulting in surprisingly low prices.
The Japanese Drive for Perfection
The Japanese always seek perfection in both the production process and the products themselves.
As such, the Japanese production process aims to eliminate waste and inefficiencies while guaranteeing quality by having craftspeople inspect their own products and constantly strive to make improvements.
Ingenuity Stemming from the Spirit of “Omotenashi” and “Kikubari”
The Japanese excel at creating and improving things because of their devotion to the ideas of hospitality and attentiveness, known as “omotenashi” and “kikubari” respectively. These ideas push them to uncover, predict, and fulfill their customers’ every need.
This earnestness, as well as how they spare no effort when it comes to offering their customers the very best, is reflected in the products Japan produces.
Trustworthy Suppliers That Deliver On All Fronts
One product is often the result of various organizations joining forces and combining their skills and capabilities.
Japanese suppliers are known for their dedication to delivering high-quality materials, parts, and products on schedule, and it’s thanks to their efforts that Japan can produce such high-quality goods.
The Japanese Are the World’s Most Discerning and Demanding Customers
Many Japanese people have traveled and experienced shopping around the world. This has given them a much more discerning eye for judging the quality of products.
The standards of Japanese people are very high. They are finely tuned not just to the quality, safety, design, and novelty of products, but also to their visual appearance such as their packaging and wrapping.
Made-in-Japan products keep improving in quality in order to meet the rigorous standards of their domestic clientele.
Japan Is Home to Many Long-Established Companies
According to an international survey, Japan has the highest number of companies that have been established over a century ago. In fact, the grand total of 33,076 of such Japanese companies accounts for 41.3% of the total worldwide number of 80,066. The US takes second place with 19,497 companies (24.4%) and Sweden comes in third with 13,997 (17.5%).
Japan also has the highest number of companies that are more than two centuries old, being home to 1,340 such companies, which account for 65.0% of the global total of 2,051. The US takes second place with 239 companies (11.6%), Germany comes in third with 201 (9.8%), and the UK places fourth with 83 (4.0%).
So, Japan is able to produce so many high-quality goods because it’s home to the highest number of long-established companies that have been passing down their knowledge and technical prowess through the generations.
*Source: Based on data from Teikoku Databank and Bureau Van Dijk’s orbis (as of October 2019).
What Makes Traditional Japanese Crafts High Quality
Traditional crafts are the amalgamation of Japanese culture.
“Traditional crafts” is the general term used for crafts that are produced using processes and techniques that have been passed down through generations. In Japan, this includes textiles, dyed goods, ceramics, lacquerware, woodwork, washi Japanese paper, dolls, items for Buddhist rituals, and other goods that enrich our everyday lives.
Traditional crafts are associated with the concept of “the beauty of use”, which refers to products and skills that become easier to use and approach perfection the longer they come into contact with people.
Currently, it is believed that there are approximately 1,300 different types of traditional crafts in Japan.
Among these, 236 crafts have been officially designated as “traditional Japanese crafts” by the Japanese Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry (as of January 2021).
The main criteria for being recognized as a traditional Japanese craft:
Key Parts of the Production Process Must Be Done by Hand
Traditional Japanese crafts do not have to be entirely handmade, but the underlying process that brings out the product’s unique and distinctive characteristics, such as their quality, form, and design, must be handcrafted.
This guarantees that every traditional Japanese craft is, at its core, a product of human hands, meaning that its size and shape have been designed with human comfort in mind. It also makes the crafts much safer.
The Skills and Techniques Used to Make It Must Be Passed Down for Over 100 Years
The Japanese believe that a technique or a skill can only be considered reliable and complete after it’s been refined through trial and error and constant improvements by numerous craftspeople over a period of at least 100 years.
Skills are closely related to the capability of each craftsperson and precision, and they are something that an individual can refine. Techniques, on the other hand, are associated with the historical accumulation of knowledge, including everything from the selection of raw materials to the production process.
All this said, modern craftspeople don’t just mimic the techniques of the past. Rather, they’re continuously coming up with improvements and developing new ways of doing things without fundamentally changing what makes traditional Japanese crafts unique.
The Skills and Techniques Used to Make It Must Be Passed Down for Over 100 Years
As we can see, the secret to the high quality of made-in-Japan products is the drive of Japanese people for perfection, the adherence to their unique philosophy of hospitality, and their discerning eye that can’t be matched.
Traditional Japanese crafts are one level above normal made-in-Japan products, as they must also meet rigorous criteria such as being handcrafted or made using skills and techniques that have been passed down for at least a century.
Thanks to all of the above, Japanese products have become famous for their high quality all over the world.