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guest uchiwa - Japanese paper fans are called “ Uchiwa”. Image via Kumi Ito of…

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Japanese Carp Streamers, Koinobori 鯉のぼり flown to celebrate children's day. Way back in the day how many carp were flying outside a house celebrated how many male children were in the family.

Japanese paper fan, Uchiwa 団扇

Japanese paper fan, Uchiwa 団扇 Kamon: Mokkoh in blue, and Mitsu-domoe in red. These kamons are both the sacred symbol of Yasaka Shrine, Gion, Kyoto.

Colourful parasols (umbrellas) on sale at the night market in Luang Prabang, Laos - I quite like the idea of using these brightly coloured parasols as shades for lights.

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This is 'fukuro' sash belt with lovely butterflies and golden mists with hexagonal pattern that symbolizes tortoise-shell as good wishes symbol of fortune and prosperity on black silk background. Inner side of the obi is black colored silk.

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