A folding fan is a portable cooling device. It’s easy to carry around folded up, and it can be snapped open in an instant to generate a breeze. During Japan’s muggy summers, a fun is an essential accessory.
Folding fans are more than just cooling devices. They have long been a part of Japanese culture in innumerable ways. For example, fans are mentioned frequently in The Tale of Genji, a classic work of Japanese literature; fans are often used as a form of silent communication between lovers. Also, fans play an important role in the world of the Japanese tea ceremony…but, I will talk those some other time…take care!