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


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.


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.