Did you know that slim, accordion-fold fans are a Japanese invention? Folding fans have helped generate a diverse range of related works of art, including folding screens, handscrolls, craft arts, and textiles. In order to introduce the enduring world of fans so long beloved by Japanese, Suntory Museum of Art will be putting on an exhibition titled “In the Country of Fans, Japan”.
This unique exhibition focuses on accordion-fold fans which originated in Japan and will display not only fans but also Japanese paintings, kimono ware, pottery, and more that has been inspired by accordion-fold fans.
*For more details see the event website.