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Uchiwa no Minato Museum

Bamboo and paper fans produced individually by craftsmen

  • Uchiwa fanUchiwa fan
  • Museum exteriorMuseum exterior
  • Demonstration of uchiwa makingDemonstration of uchiwa making
  • Uchiwa making: Tataki (cutting the edge of an uchiwa by hammering)Uchiwa making: Tataki (cutting the edge of an uchiwa by hammering)
  • Uchiwa making: GluingUchiwa making: Gluing
  • Uchiwa fanUchiwa fan

Uchiwa paper fans create a cool breeze by fanning with a flat surface. About 90 percent of all the uchiwa in Japan or a total of 100 million units are produced in Marugame, located in the western part of Kagawa. These fans are designated as traditional craft in Japan.
In the demonstration area, you can see the techniques of uchiwa making and the processes. There is also a popular activity corner where you can create your own uchiwa! You can choose your favorite paper and with the help of staff, anyone can make uchiwa beautifully. Why don't you make your own one-of-a-kind uchiwa?

Basic Information

Address 307-15 Minato-machi, Marugame-shi, Kagawa
Telephone Number 0877-24-7055
Website Visit Website
Business Hours 9:30 - 17:00 (Last entry 16:30)
Uchiwa making 9:30 - 11:30, 13:30 - 15:30
*Book for uchiwa making (for 5 people of more, please book a week in advance)
Closed Mondays (on the following day if there is a public holiday), New Year Holidays
Fee Admission: Free, Uchiwa making: 800 yen per person
Time Required Uchiwa making: 50 minutes
Directions Approx. 15 minutes from Sakaidekita IC by car
Approx. 15 minutes walk from JR Marugame Station
Parking 50 cars (large buses accepted)
Notes Capacity: 50 people

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