Friday, September 19, 2008

The difference between uchiwa and sensu ...

Oh dear, I am sorry, but I'm still besotted. I have now discovered Okinawa Soba's flickr photostream with divine vintage pictures of Japanese ladies in kimonos ...







I've also learnt on his flickr stream that the fan above is an uchiwa fan (whereas the folding type is called a sensu fan)

Above - women handpainting uchiwa fans.
I'll stop now ...

5 comments:

My Castle in Spain said...

How exquisite !

and delighted by your Ozu post.
there's a cult movie I'd love to see again, which perhaps you have seen : An actor's revenge by Kon Ichikawa

thanks for the delightful pics !!

Quail said...

I'm having a Japanese week too! I came across an English website today that actually deals in affordable vintage or recycled kimono fabrics-{excitment!}. To celebrate I made homemade teriyaki chicken stir fry!

Anairam said...

mycastle in spain - Thanks for that reference - no, I haven't seen it but I'm putting it on my list!
quail - Oh goodie, yay for all things japanese!! PS Are we going to see some kimonos in your shop soon?

Heather said...

Ooh, these ones are beautiful! The colours~

kendalee said...

lovely, lovely!