In the Country of Fans, Japan at SUNTORY MUSEUM of ART, Tokyo Midtown Galleria, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo

28th November, 2018 - 20th January, 2019 | SUNTORY MUSEUM of ART, Tokyo Midtown Galleria, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo
The ogi or folding fan was invented and developed in Japan. When and how the first folding fan came about is unknown. We do know, however, that by the end of the tenth century, folding fans were being presented to China and the Korean peninsula as tribute goods or special gifts. Chinese documents include new terms devised to differentiate this new type of fan from the conventional flat fan: “folding fan” or “Japanese fan,” for example. As those sources state, the folding fan was a Japanese original.   official website ››  https://www.suntory.com/sma/exhibition/2018_5/


  •   扇の国、日本(サントリー美術館 東京都港区赤坂)