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Not only are they exquisitely decorated, but the thin wooden panels splay in a way that conjures up the radiating sun's rays, or the leaves those rays give life to and sustain. These gorgeous hand-made and hand-painted Japanese folding fans - maiougi are the kind used in Japanese traditional dance. Better still, use one in summer!
The traditional Japanese fan dance is usually performed by a young woman, either singly or in a group of dancers. It involves using a hand-held fan as a prop. The dancers often wear brightly colored Japanese kimonos, and have elaborately arranged hair and bold make-up.
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French designer Piergil Fourquie 's latest project the Maiko hand fan is inpired by the classic Japanese Uchiwa bamboo and paper fans. The name Maiko refers to apprentice geisha who performs songs, dances, and playing the shamisen three-stringed Japanese instrument for visitors during feasts. The shape of the Maiko hand fan is round which is taken from the traditional bamboo and paper fans called "Uchiwa".
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One after another, they round the corner and shuffle into the room swiftly and quietly, only creating the slightest of sound as their tiny steps meet the tatami mat. The moment they enter, the atmosphere changes; their presence raises hairs on arms, and everyone immediately goes quiet, in awe of the beauty that has just arrived. On this particular evening, we are honored with the presence of two geiko and one maiko.
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Hundred's of quality items! I grew up with kimono and this is from my personal selection series of Kimono and kitsuke accessories; items that I find to exhibit a special quality, either exceptional design, superior workmanship or just something quintessentially Japanese about them…. From fragrant hinoki wood bath stools and basins to onsen hotel nemaki robes, we have everything for the Japanese bath. We also carry a full line of beautiful seasonal noren to bring a bit of Japan right into your home.