This is a high quality fan for gift giving brought to you by Ibasen.
(Includes stand and large paulownia box)
The motif is based on "Red and White Plum Blossoms" by Korin Ogata. There are also "Hanaguruma" and "Shidarezakura".
It has a long history, dating back to the Heian period.
It is said that the first fan "hinoki-fan" was created from a bound together wooden letter used in place of recording paper during the Heian period (794-1185), when gods were a precious commodity.
The oldest hinoki fan in Japan is believed to be the one marked Genkei 1, which was found in the arm of a statue of the thousand-armed Kannon at Toji Temple.
This hinoki fan is made of thin sheets of cypress wood with a pattern of "Red and White Plum Blossoms" by the Edo period painter Korin Ogata, using the latest techniques of modern maki-e and Kyoto craftsmanship.
Please think back to the Heian period and decorate it for many years to come.