Bamboo and paper fans produced individually by craftsmen
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?
|Address||307-15 Minato-machi, Marugame-shi, Kagawa|
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|
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|