Old Uchiwa Fan (2)
Bamboo and paper uchiwa fans were often given out by shops as promotional material during very hot Japanese summers. Huge numbers must have been made over the years because they still turn up and are reasonably priced. This one is from Uoi fish shop in Kikugawa-cho, Shizuoka. This has a very typical mid 20th century 'Showa Retro' look. It's bright and cheery with a realistically painted woman in traditional folksy clothes. The painted handle is an unusual bonus! There's a light stain on the back and a tear - which you can see in the photos. 23cm x 35 cm.
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