Japanese Paper Fan Uchiwa Vtg Postcard Decoration Landscape Ukiyoe JK598
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Vtg Japanese Paper Fan Decoration
This is a Japanese vintage paper fan or Uchiwa. Uchiwa is a tool that creates wind by fanning it with your hand. This miniature replica fan is a postcard that could be sent by mail. The back of the fan has space to paste a postal stamp, and write the recipient's address and a few words. The front of the fan is decorated with an ukiyoe-like picture representing boats on the sea close to a harbor or other inhabited buildings. This picture is a reproduction of a Japanese woodblock painting by Utagawa Hiroshige: Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido: Kuwana.
Some of the characters: 保水堂 Hosuido, 東海道五十三次之内 桑名 七里渡口 Station Forty-Three: Kuwana, Seven-Ri Ferry at the Port, from the Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido
Item weight: 12 grams
Packed weight: 112 grams
Approx. 19.6 cm long x 11.8 cm wide
Good condition. Discoloration. Paper on the edge damaged. Wear and tear due to age. Please see the photos.
Acquired in the famous Osu Antique Fair in Nagoya, Japan
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