跳到主要內容
:::

Bamboo Uchiwa

Updated at 2024-05-25

4791

The samurai of the Edo period had part-time jobs! In the 18th century, the Marugame clan of Kagawa requested its samurai to make uchiwas with the symbol “金”, and then  sold them to the pilgrims who were heading to the Konpira Shrine on Shikoku. The groundwork for what later became Marugame uchiwas was laid in this period. The biggest distinctions among Marugame uchiwas and the other styles of the Big Three (Boshu and Kyo uchiwas) are that Marugame uchiwas use the same bamboo for the frame and the handle, and the handle is round and flat. Marugame uchiwas was nationally recognized as a traditional craft by the Japanese government in 1997. Even with the ubiquity of electrical appliances in the modern-day, a billion uchiwas has been produced from Marugame each year.

Details

Name
Bamboo Uchiwa
Giver
Moriyasu Kamada Chairman of the Tourism Council of Representatives, Kagawa Prefectural Assembly
Friendly States
Japan
City
Kagawa Prefecture

Alliance Date: July 18, 2016
Language: Japanese
Area: 1,876.72 square kilometers
Population: Approx. 926,000 people
Main Industries/Features: Tourism, industry, commerce, agriculture and fisheries

Category
Handicrafts、Wooden Objects、Paper
回到頁首
Loading