Komaruya’s golden style hand fan includes a pine tree design using gold leaf paper to create and is painted by Hamada Taisuke who is a well-known Japanese artist. The Hand fan for interior pine tree is a beautiful addition to anyone’s home and can be paired with one of Atelier Japan’s stunning collection of fan hangers that you can even hand two at a time onto. As well as the Hand fan for interior pine tree you might want to pair this with one of the festival fans to make a perfect duo. The Sensu fan is the type of Japanese fan that is the folding fan, this fan is used to increase airflow for the purpose of cooling oneself. This product is made from thin material and mounted with slats which enable it to move freely and ensure that the fan can be foldable and portable.
Komaruya has been crafting traditional Japanese fans since the early 900s. The techniques that were used to craft these same fans 1000 years ago have been perfected over time and are still in use today. The Emperor Ōgimachi asked his fan master, Komaruya, to craft Uchiwa to stimulate the economy using the Fukakusa Bamboo that was thriving in that area of Kyoto. Komaruya began exporting Fukakusa Uchiwa for the emperor in 1573 and is recorded as a staple of Japanese Craft History. Komaruya was the first ever producer of Uchiwa in Japan; today, they continue to lead the industry with their incredible quality, techniques, and beauty. Komaruya’s fans are now often displayed as works of art in homes, businesses and traditional temples.