Friday, July 9, 2010

Common Motifs: Uchiwa - Round Fan

A little while ago I posted about the differences between uchiwa and sensu, the first being a flat, round fan and the second a folding fan. Uchiwa 団扇, as I mentioned then, are a summer item and naturally a summer motif as well. You'll sometimes see them depicted without their tines and handle, but the distinct "Pac Man" shape is still there.

Below are uchiwa examples on a haori (jacket) and a Nagoya obi.

Images copyright Ichiroya and used with permission.

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