Collection: Kyo Sensu

Created in the thousand-year-old capital of Kyoto and nurtured by its rich climate and culture, Kyo Sensu constantly incorporate new creativity and ingenuity while staying closely tied to the lives of people throughout different eras, resulting in delicate and graceful beauty not seen elsewhere. 

Kyo Sensu folding fans were originally called “Hiogi” and were made of thin cypress boards which were stacked and bound together.
The oldest known Hiogi fan, dating back to 877, was discovered inside the arm of a Buddhist statue at To-ji Temple in Kyoto.
Next, paper fans made of bamboo and paper were produced, and as an extravagant craft art, they took deep root and developed in the daily lives of the aristocratic society. These included dance fans, Noh theater fans, tea ceremony fans, decorative fans, and practical fans for cooling off.
Crafted from carefully selected materials like bamboo and paper, going through 87 production processes of refined handiwork, these small handicrafts exhibit not only surface beauty but also various forms of practical elegance, texture, and unique characteristics that practical items possess.

Designated as a Japanese traditional craft in 1977, highly regarded for their artistic value both in Japan and abroad.