Kyoto uchiwa fans

About Kyoto uchiwa fans

Kyoto uchiwa fans derived from Korean fans brought to Fukakusa in Kyoto in the early Muromachi period (1336-1392). Shortly after the Edo period (1603-1868) began, fans painted gorgeous and elegant patterns by court painters called Gosho-Uchiwa became popular among ordinal people and the basic structure of Kyoto uchiwa fan had been established.
●Designated as a Traditional Craft of Japan in 1977