ANALYSIS OF JAPANESE FOLDING FAN’S CHARACTERISTIC STRUCTURE AND TRADITIONAL TECHNICAL SKILL
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95 - 102
FUJIKO ABE, YOSHIFUMI OHBUCHI, TSUTAO KATAYAMA, HIDETOSHI SAKAMOTO
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.
Japanese folding fan, natural material, traditional skill, reproduction, concave–convex effect