Fans at the Athenaeum
Object ID:
Folding child's fan with single fabric pleated leaf. Black leaf is hand painted with an image of Mt. Fuji, and edged with narrow silver foil. Bamboo sticks are natural color; bamboo guards are painted red. The back of the front (right) guard is stamped MADE IN OCCUPIED JAPAN.

Dimension Details:
Guard length: 3.625"
Leaf height: 1.75"
Open width: 6.125"
Arc (degrees when open): 145
18 sticks / 2 guards

Place of Origin:
Occupied Japan
1945 — 1952
Credit Line:
Anonymous gift
This online exhibition is made possible through a generous grant from the Fan Association of North America (FANA).
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