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Oyatame, Kyō-sensu. Photo: Kuwajima Kaoru

Shimizu Yoshinobu2017

Kyoto Women's University, Lifestyle Design Laboratory

Kyoto Women's University, Lifestyle Design Laboratory
Kyōto-shi, Japan

Clappers are used to adjust the shape. Next, a step called oyagiri to cut the side guards for length adjustment. The fan is then placed between a vice overnight to make sure the paper is securely attached to the ribs. The side guards are warmed using fire so they can be bent inward. This step called oyatame allows the fan to close easily and with the characteristic snapping sound. The folding fan is finished by adhering the side guards and let to dry.

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  • Title: Oyatame, Kyō-sensu. Photo: Kuwajima Kaoru
  • Creator: Shimizu Yoshinobu
  • Date Created: 2017
  • Subject Keywords: Kyoto Prefecture, Folding Fans from Kyoto
  • Rights: © Kyoto Folding Fans and Round Fans Commercial Cooperative Association, photo: © Kuwajima Kaoru

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