The art of Marugame fans - the so-called Marugame Uchiwa - originated about 400 years ago, when, around 1633, production was started, so that they were sold as souvenirs at the port of Marugame, saturated with the boats of tourists visiting the temple of Kotohira, located inland, to reach which it is still necessary to climb 1368 steps.
This version of the fan, slightly curved, is still very popular in Japan today, as the red paint applied to the rice paper makes it very practical for taking care of barbecue's live coals. Furthermore, the red coloring is said to serve not only to cool down, but also to scare away demons and evil spirits. A true multipurpose fan.
Bamboo, rice paper, paint.
A great tool to cool down and to keep your grill on fire.
34 cm x 23 cm x 1 cm