Uchiwa Basho-Paper

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A fan with a simple structure made by sticking Basho paper on bamboo bones made by a craftsman. This is a TSUTO original product.

Basho paper is a type of Ryukyu paper handed down in Okinawa, Japan. It is a handmade paper that is rare in the world because it uses Basho as a raw material. Born in the era when Okinawa was the Ryukyu Kingdom, it was lost once in the Meiji era due to a decrease in demand, but it seems that it is showing signs of revival from the late Showa era.

Natsuko Saka was impressed by the charm of Ryukyu paper and the drama of the makers involved in its revival. The fan is a product that was born in that process.

The simple structure with few bones is made possible by the strong fibers and texture of Basho paper. The design is based on the victory of the milk god, who is said to be the god of rich harvest in Okinawa. When you hold it up to the light, you can see the unique sheerness of the fiber.

"tsuto | Wrapped things. souvenir" , as the name suggests, it can be used as a tool to cool off.