type of fan worn during the Edo period Asano-ha deisign design

New Edo fans

There are two-sided "Nami Chidori" pattern and two types of hemp leaves, "Mari (Ball) Light Red" and "Kumo (Cloud) Usuka (Light Lint color)".

Each of them is decorated with auspicious patterns. This Edo fan will be appreciated as a gift.

Nami Chidori

The "Nami Chidori" (waves and water together) is a symbol of the world between waves, meaning "to overcome the stormy sea together" and is considered to be an auspicious design for marital bliss and domestic safety.

Edo folding fan, double-sided design, Nami Chidori

The "Nami Chidori" fan is a good omen that gives one the strength to overcome hardships in today's ever-changing world.

The "Chidori" also has the meaning of a prayer for victory and the achievement of goals, since it is combined with the logo of "Chidoriri".

What is hemp leaf pattern?

Hemp leaves grow so fast that they can reach 4 meters in 4 months, and since they grow straight up and up, the design is meant to express the wish for the healthy growth of children.

The "hemp leaf" pattern has a meaning of repelling evil and has been widely used as a pattern for maternity clothes since ancient times.

Edo fan, hemp leaf, ball, light red

This is an Edo fan of light red color combining "hemp leaf" and "Temari".

What is "Temari" pattern?

Temari" is a pattern that enhances a woman's dainty charm, as seen in the design of furisode (long-sleeved kimono) for coming-of-age ceremonies.

Temari is not only a girl's plaything, but also a symbol of parents' wishes for their children's happiness, such as "for the child to grow up in a round and round way" and "for everything to settle down in a round and round way.

It is also customary to give a Temari-patterned kimono as a good-luck charm to the bride-to-be, in the hope that she will be able to build a happy family.

The Temari pattern is also meant to ward off evil spirits throughout a woman's life, from a small child to an adult.

Edo fan, Asanoha cloud, Usuka color

This is an Edo fan in the color of "Hacca", a combination of "Hemp leaves" and "Zuikumo".

What is "Zui-un"?

Clouds have great power to cause rain and snow and to influence the weather by their movement.

People in ancient times believed that gods and spirits resided in these mysterious clouds. In ancient China, it was believed that all things were formed from clouds.

Clouds drifting in the sky were named "cloud qi" or "auspicious clouds," and were regarded as auspicious.

In Japan, clouds were used in a variety of patterns and designs during the Asuka period (710-794) under the influence of the Chinese.

In this Edo fan, "Zui-un" (auspicious clouds) is designed to express the auspiciousness of clouds.

Design of good omens

Ibasen's Edo fan

Ibasen is dedicated to the preservation of traditional Japanese culture, especially Edo culture, and incorporates Edo designs and colors into the design of its products.

The materials used are carefully selected domestic bamboo, Japanese paper, and fibers, and these are then manufactured by the hands of skilled craftsmen.