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sandalwood fan

This fan is finely crafted using traditional techniques from the Nanjing Dynasty in China.

It is a well-known material for fans, and has a very nice fragrance when you blow on it. While the initial fragrance of ordinary fans gradually diminishes, the scent of sandalwood lasts for a long time.

It takes about 30 years before sandalwood can be used as wood, and even mature trees are about 15 meters tall. Since it is very difficult to obtain, fans made of sandalwood are very precious.

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What is a sandalwood fan?

Sandalwood fan

A sandalwood fan is a fan made from sandalwood, one of the most famous fragrant woods. Sandalwood, also known as "sandalwood," is a plant used to make incense such as senko-incense. Sandalwood is characterized by the fragrance of the wood itself, which has a sweet, woody, gentle odor. It is used not only as a fragrance, but also as a material for carving Buddhist statues and prayer beads.

Suzhou, China is a famous production center for sandalwood fans. There, sandalwood fans are often sold as souvenirs. However, sandalwood, which is highly rare, tends to be basically difficult to obtain.

Sandalwood is known as a rare and expensive fragrant wood. The reason for this is that it takes more than several decades for the sandalwood tree to grow and release its fragrance. Another reason is that it is difficult to plant sandalwood trees artificially and it takes a lot of time for the wood to begin to smell once it is cut down. In addition, sandalwood is difficult to obtain because India, the country of origin of sandalwood, regulates its export.

Charm of sandalwood fan

The main attraction of sandalwood fans is that you can enjoy the sweet and elegant smell of the fragrant wood. It can be said that the fragrance spreads every time you look up at the fan, which is a feature not found in other fans. Sandalwood fans are also attractive as a craftwork. The wooden fan surface decorated with openwork or painted decoration is beautiful and designed to make the wearer look elegant. Sandalwood fans with high value are classified as high-class fans. As mentioned above, the high scarcity value of the material sandalwood itself is also a key point. One of the charms of owning a sandalwood fan is that you can enjoy a special feeling just by having it.

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Sandalwood fans can be found in the showcase at Ibasen.

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