Kurikawa store visit Shibu fan


"Kurikawa Shoten", which manufactures traditional Shibu fans in Yamamoto City, Yamaga City, Kumamoto. These are "Shibu fans," which are handmade by skilled craftsmen using natural materials such as bamboo and Japanese paper.

By applying persimmon astringent picked from blue immature persimmon (bean persimmon) to the paper fan, the Japanese paper is made to be strong and long-lived, and at the same time, it has an insect repellent effect.

The peace of mind with the unique color beauty of "Shibuuchiwa" whose color depth increases with time brings important meaning to the present age.

It is said that this fan, which can only be made by the residents, has a thriving business in the sense that the people come, as the name of the town means.