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The folding fan, invented in Japan sometime between the sixth and eighth centuries, endures as a symbol of the country. Deeply embedded in Japanese cultural life, and symbolizing friendship, respect and good wishes, it is one of the few traditional tools still widely used; indispensable during sweltering Japanese summers! Throughout Japanese history much importance has been attached to the materials and use of the fan. At times indicating social status, at others communicating love; metal versions have even been used as effective weapons!

The elegantly simple Hakuichi folding fan, though it makes a tasteful display piece, is designed to be used; surprising how effectively a few waves will cool and refresh. Constructed exclusively from locally sourced materials, each folding fan is individually handmade in Kanazawa, and exquisitely decorated by the renowned masters of gold and silver leafing at Hakuichi. Superbly crafted, the bamboo blades splay open in a way that conjures up the radiating sun's rays. The pleats are made of Japanese washi paper, hardened and waterproofed with a preservative treatment known as kakishibu (Derived from persimmon juice, it has been used since the Heian period (794-1185) as a hardening and strengthening agent). The ridges of the pleats are urushi lacquered for extra protection after being finished in choice of two color combinations; vibrant red one side, black the other, or dark navy one side, brown the other. The outermost bamboo ribs of the fan are firstly urushi lacquered in black, then intricately decorated with gold and silver leaf in four design choices. As each folding fan is supplied in box of paulownia wood (kiri), they make tasteful gifts bringing beauty and radiance to any home or office, not to mention wafts of cool air to users on hot days!

Product Details

Selling Agency Japan


  • Material: Phyllostachys bambusoides (bamboo) / Persimmon juice strengthened washi (Japanese-paper) / urushi lacquer
  • Size: 26 cm
  • Variations

    1. Check (vibrant red one side, black the other)
    2. Koi carp (vibrant red one side, black the other)
    3. Birds beyond waves (dark navy blue one side, brown the other)
    4. Waves (dark navy blue one side, brown the other)
Kindly Note * If the item is out of stock, it will take about 6 months to deliver since each item is handmade.

All the products handling in ALEXCIOUS are the genuine products from the original makers.

Folding Fan - hand fan

SKU: P1-H002-K001-01-04


¥ 13,896
Approx. USD 103.79

Shipping Fee

¥ 5,200
(Approx. USD 38.84)
Gift wrapping available
  • Birds


    ¥ 13,896
    Domestic: Delivery in 9-10 business days.
    Overseas: It takes a few more days.

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Order Procedures

  1. 1
    Placing an Order

    Orders can be made anytime.

  2. 2
    Confirmation Mail

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  3. 3
    Approximate Shipping Date Mail

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  4. 4
    Shipment Confirmation Mail

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  5. 5
    Arrival of the Product

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Delivery and Wrapping

Shipping Method Delivery within Japan: Sagawa Express, Delivery Overseas: Express Mail Service (EMS) via the Japan Post Service
Shipping Fee
¥ 1,100
Estimated Delivery Date
Domestic delivery usually takes 1-3 days after the order is shipped.
For international delivery, delivery time can be estimated based on that of EMS (International Express Mail Service) once the order is shipped.Check the delivery time here.
Ship from Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
Sagawa Express Tracking Info Site
EMS Tracking Info Site
Insurance Included
Wrapping Message card (+ 110JPY / texts can be personalized) and gift wrapping (+ 550JPY) options are available. (Gift wrapping materials may be different from the image due to the size or shape of the product.)

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Less than JPY 10,000
JPY 300
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