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ANALYSIS OF JAPANESE FOLDING FAN’S CHARACTERISTIC STRUCTURE AND TRADITIONAL TECHNICAL SKILL

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CMEM190091

Volume

125

Pages

8

Page Range

95 - 102

Published

2019

Size

675 kb

Author(s)

FUJIKO ABE, YOSHIFUMI OHBUCHI, TSUTAO KATAYAMA, HIDETOSHI SAKAMOTO

Abstract

Japanese folding fans were born during the Heian Period (794–1185) and have been used in every situation. Many Japanese fans are used widely at present as a portable fan, a tool of Japanese dance and tea ceremony. The making of folding fans in Japan has a history of 1,000 years or more and the production technology of the Japanese fan has been followed up until now. This research has aimed to clarify the characteristics of the traditional Japanese fan through the material of fan components, the fan-making process and the traditional production skill of a Japanese fan.

Keywords

Japanese folding fan, natural material, traditional skill, reproduction, concave–convex effect