A Kimono fan made from "kimono" fabric with fan bag.
The "Kimono fans (Sensu)" are made by upcycling the fabric of kimono, a traditional Japanese folk costume. Each fan is hand-made by craftsmen in Kyoto. If you use this fan in hot weather, you will feel and look cooler. And they are popular because they make the place gorgeous whether you carry them around or display them at home. It is also recommended as a gift.
Material: Silk (repurposed vintage kimono fabric), Japanese bamboo
Size: approx.21cm(8.3inch) across when close
approx.39cm(15.4inch) across when open
Package dimensions: 250mm(9.8inch) × 45mm(1.8inch) × 20mm(0.8inch)
Item Weight: 75g
*There may be some stains, because we made with repurposed kimono fabric. Please note on your purchase.
*The fan stand shown in the photo is not included.
*Please feel free to message me with any questions or to customize your order!
order processing time: 1-3 days
shipping method: You can choose airmail or EMS. (Both with tracking service)
shipping time: airmail 7-20days , EMS 2-7days (It is taking longer than usual to arrive due to COVID-19.)
Please note that buyers are responsible for any and all duty and customs charges that may be incurred.
*Our store ships worldwide.
*Shipping to the U.S.A. will be by EMS or sea mail.
*Shipping to Australia and Canada will be by sea mail only.
*Please double check before placing order if your Etsy shipping address is correct.
▼Gift wrapping service available
We can provide a simple gift wrapping bag. Please let us know if you would like it.
Produced by AKIZAKURA
AKIZAKURA produces and sells parasols, fans, bags, hats, and other items using vintage kimono fabrics. All products are made by skilled Japanese craftsmen. Through the upcycling of kimonos, we aim to increase the number of people who cherish and love things, and create a society where everyone can live with a smile.
■What is "upcycling"?
"Upcycle" is to recycle in such a way that the resulting product is of a higher value than the original item. In today's world, it is gaining attention as a sustainable approach.
We create various products using repurposed Japanese beautiful Kimono fabric. We make the life of people all over the world beautiful with the kimono upcycle.
In edo period, Kimono has been worn for many years, being untied, washed, and tailored over and over again. And still those that could no longer be worn were remodeled as a kimono for children, baby 's diapers, and thong of clogs (Japanese sandals and Geta).
The Japanese people had a mentality of valuing things because they believed that things had a life of their own. And when people have this mentality, their hearts are rich. AKIZAKURA is working on "upcycling" to enrich the minds of people all over the world.
Japanese have wore Kimono for a long time. Kimonos as we know them today came into being during the Heian period (794-1192). However nowadays, those are not used and just left in the closet. It is said that the amount of the clothes is 800 million pieces.
We take over the Kimono from grandmother to mother, mother to daughter. So we cannot throw away, we cannot sell in affordable price either. Can you throw away such a valuable clothes that has a strong tie with your family?
Furthermore, kimono is one of Japanese traditional crafts, and as professional craftsmen carefully make them piece by piece using skills handed down since the old time. You can feel the deep attraction by being conscious of its features and process to make. kimono described as a "wearable art form", because they are much more than just a piece of "clothing".
We want to leave the kimono made by craftsmanship to future generations.
All of AKIZAKURA's kimono fans are hand-made by skilled hat craftsmen in Kyoto.Because they are made by craftsmen who have been making fans for many years, the fans are not only beautiful but also durable and long-lasting. Please enjoy your daily life with beautiful products made with Japanese craftsmanship.
In addition, the number of craftsmen is decreasing year by year due to mechanization. However, products with human warmth cannot be made by machines. We ask craftsmen to create our products, partly because we want to support the craftsmen who put their heart and soul into their work.