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Traditional Japanese Style Hand Fan

White color hand fan is quite perfect for making a wedding invitation.

White color hand fan is quite perfect for making a wedding invitation.

Find Out The Beautiful Decorative Japanese, Chinese, Korean and Spanish Hand Fans

Hand fans or handheld fans are quite beautiful and handy item for us. Do you have any hand fan? Sometimes we recognize a hand fan as folding hand fan as well. Generally, we use hand fans for two reasons. One reason is for decorating our home while on the other hand we use it for making cool airflow during summer. I think many of you have seen that Asian people use these hand fans such as in Japan, China, Korea, Thailand. Do you know what Hand fan symbolize for? It is symbolized of three things they are: Friendship, Good wishes and Respect.

Weather does not matter at all we can't say that we are only able to use hand fan in summer but other season too such as winter, spring, autumn. The one who is living in a cold weather, he or she does not have to worry, since you still can use these colorful hand fans for decorating your home. They are perfect for home decoration and it is one of the great home décor items I have ever seen before. Let us find out some beautiful decorative, antique, oriental folding hand fans as well as know the types of hand fans, Asian history of hand fans and many more. Please note that all these hand fans are handmade. Check them out!

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Origin and History of Asian Hand Fan

It is really difficult to say the exact time when actually a hand fan was made. Though, history says hand fan was first originated in Egypt in 3000 BC. Here in this lens I am going to focus only on Asian hand fan history.

Folding hand fan was originated from East Asia (China) in the early 2nd century BC. It is noted that In the 7th century the Chinese dancing fan was developed. After that Japanese people invented folding hand fan in the 8th century BC. Folding hand fans is a part of Japanese culture, with this folding hand fans they perform many stage performance such as dancing, singing. It is really delightful to see hand fan dancing performed by Japanese women.

Still in China many kung fu masters such as shaolin monks use these fans as a great weapon. In Japan, the great Japanese warrior called samurai uses this hand fan and Geisha women in Japan always use this folding hand fans as their own tradition. They dance with many colorful hand fans. In Korea, people have a hand fan dance style called buchaechum. It is a very popular dance in Korea.

Later Asian hand fans spread to all over the world. The popularity and demand of using Asian hand fans are huge. Nowadays, people from all over the world more or less use these hand fans for house decoration, wedding ceremony, cultural event and many more. Today in many countries we see hand fan museums, they are all full of beautiful decorative hand fans.

Japanese Silk Folding Hand Fan Picture

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Is not it a beautiful Japanese silk folding hand fan? I think you agree with me.

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Japanese hand fan picture

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Japanese Hand Fan

Generally, two types of hand fans are available in Japan, folding and fixed. I don't know what do you feel or think of Japanese hand fans. Many people say that Japanese folding fan's design is much better than Chinese folding fans. However, there is a great significance of Japanese hand fans. These hand fans are used for many purpose in Japan such as gift, toys for kids and still Samurai warrior use this hand fans as weapon.

Japan is seen as the homeland of modern folding fans, everyone would agree with it, as I do. Fukuoka, the 6th largest city in Japan, this is where the Japanese first used to make hand fans in the 6th century A.D. Hand fan is a part of Japanese tradition. They decorate house with this hand fan and Japanese women like to keep a hand fan in a hot weather.

Japanese people believe that top of the handle of Flexed fan is symbolized as the beginning of one's life and the ribs stand symbolizes for road of a life that brings fortune and happiness for him or her. Traditionally, Japanese hand fans are well reputed all over the world. They are crafted well with many themes like cherry blossoms, plum blossoms, ocean, dragon, flowers, birds and many more. Having a nice Japanese hand fan is a great feeling, since they are very colorful and well crafted.

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Useful Articles on Japanese Hand Fans

Japanese Silk Hand Fan - Cherry Blossoms - Look at this fan, it is very beautiful!

Japanese silk made hand fans are awesome! There are many flower and butterfly themed design of Japanese hand fans. These are also great decorative items for your home. A colorful well painted hand fan could be a great gift for others for many occasions. These all hand fans can be used as birthday party accessories and no doubt these are perfect gift ideas for Birthday, Christmas, Chinese new year, Hanami, Buddha purnima and so on. People say Japanese hand fans are very beautiful. What do you think of Japanese hand fans? You will explore its beauty over here. I think you are going to love these Japanese hand fans that I would show you here. Look below it is a cherry blossom themed Japanese hand fans, it is perfect hand fan for summer and spring. Don't miss it if you like it.

Japanese Silk Handheld Fan: Cherry Blossoms

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Types of Hand Fan

There are only two categories of hand fan

1) Folding hand fans

2) Flexed hand fans (rigid and flat)

These both types of hand fans could be decorative, no doubt about that. Living room is a place where you can hang a big decorative wall fan on the wall. This living room décor idea would never cost much money from your pocket. A lot of decorative wall hand fans are available online that are sold cheaply though quality may vary. However, whether it is a Chinese New Year living decorating idea or Christmas/wedding room decorating idea, you can completely reply on wall hand fans. By the way, they are really beautiful.

Mini Paper Oriental Folding Fans - These are very much light hand fans but very fashionable

Buddhist monks in Asia usually use this type of hand fans. I have seen many times that our monks use lightweight hand fans like these during summer. This type of mini white paper hand fans are beautiful as colorful fabric Japanese hand fans. These are small hand fans but they still look very beautiful.

Turquoise Floral Orient - Silky Satin Fabric - Perforated Red Tint Wood Hand Held Folding Fan

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What a beautiful hand fan is this! This is an Asian hand fan which is perfect for Chinese new year, Hanami, Christmas, Birthday, and Valentine's day.

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A beautiful Chinese hand fan - pink color

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Chinese Hand Fan

Have you ever noticed that Chinese hand fan is an important symbol of China, its culture and the people? If we look back to ancient time we would explore that they invented hand fans a long time ago around 3000 years ago or more. Though, no one knows the exact time when Chinese hand fans were invented. Since then Chinese hand fans are referred as useful tool and decorative item in China. It is a part of Chinese art and tradition.

Chinese hand fans became very much popular in the Han Dynasty. It is said that Chinese hand fans first were made by only bamboo, they used to craft very brilliantly. They were the real artists. Have you seen any Chinese hand fans, I think if you have then you have noticed that their hand fans are designed with nice paintings. Shaolin monks in China still use hand fans while they practice Kung fu. It is a great weapon for them. This is a very handy item and dangerous if you see these Chinese hand fans to shaolin monks' hands. Be careful!

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Chinese Nylon-Cloth Dragon Hand Fan in Brilliant Red or Black Simple Colors: Red Color - Red color of hand fan! It looks very nice, Right!

Would you like to present this hand fan for your little girl? She would would happy because of this red color Chinese hand fan. This is one kind of traditional style Chinese hand fan. If you are serious and finding for a unique gift ideas for others then I recommend this Chinese hand fan.

Useful Articles on Chinese Hand Fans

Decorative Asian Hand Fans For Sale - Japanese, Chinese and Korean

Whether it is Wedding, Birthday, or Christmas all these colorful decorative hand fans would be perfect for those memorable events. It does not matter whether you are in NYC (New York City), Spain, UK, Australia or Philippine, you can always purchase hand fans from eBay. In case of wedding favor then I highly recommend one of these hand fans for you. If you are looking for hand fans for church then take one of these.

Do you know where to buy hand held fans for crafts? Just go to Amazon.com or eBay.com then you will find a large collection of decorative hand fans for craft, birthday, special party and wedding.

Useful for decorating living room

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Amico Black Plastic Frame Embroidery Floral Detail Folding Hand Fan

Black Color of Embroidery Hand Fan

Do you like black color? This is my one of the favorite colors of my mom. Actually if you like black color then I hope you would not bother to decorate your beautiful house with this hand fan. It is a perfect hand fan for wall decoration.

If you like black color and searching for decorating your home's wall with black color of décor item then i highly recommend this hand fan to you. It is made by plastic, fabric and metal. This handmade hand fan is well designed with embroidered flower. This is an ideal gift for girls and women, who want to décor home, make cool airflow and stage performance for dancing.

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White is the best

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Hand Fan Wedding Invitation Idea

Hand fan can be used as wedding invitation. Don't you think it is a great unique wedding invitation item? I know there are varieties of way of making wedding invitation, hand fan is one of them. To do this, take a good looking hand fan and then write down the wedding invitation message with marker or pen.

You better take some colorful hand fan made of paper or silk. If you are done, I mean when you write the invitation message on the hand fan, just fold the fan and send it to the receivers. He or she (receiver) would be amazed to see your new wedding invitation idea.

So now you have got this idea. Now you have to apply it. To do so you are asked to buy hand fans from online store such as Amazon.com or Ebay. Apart from these two giant online selling stores, I know some stores that sells beautiful hand fans. It is very easy to get one but you have to choose the right one. Again, in case of wedding favor or wedding décor idea I honorably want you to think of hand fans since they are truly a great décor item.

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Asian Silk Hand Fans

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Are you interested getting this beautiful Asian silk hand fan? I am sure with this hand fan you can perform dancing quite nicely.

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Dragon Themed Black Color Hand Fan

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Dragon and Yin Yang Folding Fan

It is a large hand fan

It is summer now. Don't you feel warm these days? I feel warm and if you have any party in this summer then don't forget to have a lightweight hand fan with you. This one could be the one you are searching for such occasion. Dragon and Yin Yang folding hand fan is a durable and strong enough.

If you like dragon then I surly recommend this hand fan to you. You can keep this fan as collection stuff or use it as home décor item. Please be sure that this hand fan is designed only in one side with dragons, other side is black only. Nylon cloth has been used to make this fan instead of using bamboo or silk. This could a perfect gift for the one who love Chinese martial art. Search the name "Dragon and Yin Yang Folding Fan" on Amazon.com, you would find it at once. Good luck!

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Hand fans symbolize for - Friendship, Good wishes and Respect

Oriental Chinese Fan Martial Art Kung Fu Black Dragon Pattern Folding Fan - Hand Fan for Kung Fu!

Do you want to practice kung fu with a hand fan? If you are searching for such type of hand fan then your problem is solved. Here I have one that is perfect for practicing kung fu.

Japanese hand fan dance

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Antique Hand Fan - Rennaisance Lace Hand Fan, Bamboo Stem - It looks so stylish!

Lace hand fans are always beautiful. With this type of hand fan you can decorate your home, make cool airflow, make wedding invitation and present gift for others on Christmas and Birthday.

Take a look at this latest stylish glamorous hand fan! It is quite nice, the design is awesome! Does it look like an Italian hand fan?

Traditional Korean Style Hand Fan

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Korean Hand Fan

Korean hand fans look like Japanese and Chinese hand fans though Korean hand fans have their own style of paintings on hand fans. Their hand fans are painted with beautiful landscape, bamboo, fruit trees, flowers, bird.

In Korea, women keep hand fans for their own use during summer time and other time they keep hand fans for home decoration item. Korean houses look so beautiful and they of course use hand fans to add extra beauty inside home's room.

Traditionally, hand fans and Korean paper fans both are part of their culture. Actually Asian people know the value of hand fans. You can find well crafted and painted Korean hand fans online as well as in the shop.

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Korean Hand Fan - Hand Painted Folding Black Chinese Ink Bamboo Painting Korean Hand Fan - Mulberry Rice White Paper Art Handheld Decorative Fan

I live in Asia and I have been seeing that we use bamboo for many purposes. Bamboo is a prat of our life, no doubt about that. We like collecting bamboo themed home décor accessories. I think you would like to have this bamboo themed hand fan. Korean hand fans are as beautiful as Japanese and Chinese hand fans. Don't you believe me, look at them yourself below. I hope you looked at them and what do you think now? Well, Korean hand fans are durable enough and very well designed with colorful paintings of many things such as flowers, trees, fruits. If you have intention to décor your home with hand fan then, be sure that you can choose a Korean hand fan. They are perfect and totally handmade product.

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What can we do with Hand Fan?

People usually use folding hand fans or flat hand fans for generating cool airflow and for decorating home. Apart from these, some crazy people who love Chinese kung fu use these hand fans for practicing Chinese martial art. Though there are other reasons why people buy them and collect them.

1) Generating cool airflow

2) Decorating home

3) Practicing Kung fu

4) Collection

5) Exhibition

6) Dancing

You can a hand fan when you travel outdoor with family such as picnic, beach or even when you go for shopping.

Wall decoration idea with hand fans

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Ideas for Decorating Living Room & Bedroom With Large Wall Hand Fan

Is there any decorative wall hand fans ideas for living and red room? Certainly there are ideas that you can apply in order to decorate these two rooms.

It is quite easy to find these two rooms in our home. People tend to decorate living room with stylish latest home décor accessories. In this case, wall hand fan is an elegant one for choosing as room's wall décor item.

Whether you choose a large silk hand fan or paper hand fan, at the same they both work great! It is all up to you what type of hand fans you are going to prefer and buy. Japanese and Chinese silk clothes hand fans could satisfy you more than decorating walls with Spanish and Korean hand fans.

I can suggest you one thing that is, it does not matter whether you choose round shape traditional Japanese hand fans or handheld folding hand fans. Both if these make your home's wall beautiful and perfect option for decorating home on any festival and special occasion.

Prefer large wall hand fans in case there is enough space in your living and bed room. It is not a hard task to hang them on the wall, just take a look at the picture on right side. Is not it perfect for you, I guess you were looking for this wall hand fan décor idea.

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Authentic Japanese Hand Fan - Silk Model - Ocean Wave - Awesome design!

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Do you like this Japanese silk hand fan? It is a nice Japanese hand fan and big enough for decorating your living room since it is about 3.4cm (opened)

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Chinese Silk Hand Fan - Princess - This is a great Chinese Gift!

Do you like this hand fan? It is beautiful princess themed hand fans and it could be a great birthday gift idea for everyone. It is a durable silk hand fan, so you guess yourself whether it will long last for many years or not.

Materials for Making a Hand Fan

Hand fan is a homemade product. It is a really useful stuff for home décor. It is possible making a hand fan only bamboo and paper while on the other hand you can make one with only plastic. It depends on quality and the style of hand fans. To make a hand fan you need to have these materials including colorful elegant paintings on hand fans:

1) Bamboo

2) Paper

3) Plastic

4) Wood

5) Silk

Hand Fan Museums

  • The Hand Fan Museum
    This is the website you can explore more about hand fan. This informative website provides you to look at old hand fans, its history, and a big opportunity to be a member of this organization.
  • The Fan Museum, Greenwich
    This is hand fan museum is located in London, United Kingdom. You can visit this museum from Tuesday to Saturday at 11am-5pm. On Sunday every weekend it opens from 12-5pm for visitors.

Cheap Hand Fan!

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Peacock Feather Embroidered Hand Fan

I love this peacock print embroidered hand fan

Do you like peacock print pattern of product? I guess if you like then you would like to have a peacock pattern of hand fan. This type of hand crafted product is always beautiful and fashionable. You can think of this hand fan as gift for others. Choose your best peacock feather embroidered hand fans and start decorating your home and get cool airflow in summer. There is a peacock feather pattern hand fan which can be used for wall decoration.

It is a beautiful hand crafted decorative hand fan. This is embroidered peacock pattern home décor hand fan and it could be used as a great gift for your mother, wife, and girlfriend. You can use this on party or wedding ceremony. Hang this one on the wall and then it will shine your home's wall. To find this fan on Amazon.com, just copy this "Peacock Feather Embroidered Hand Fan" and paste it to Amazon.com product search engine.

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Antique Hand Fans | Vintage Hand Fans

Antique and vintage hand fans have great value to us. They are unique, sometimes inexpensive and very precious hand fans, sometimes they do remind us of past history. If you collect precious things then I can suggest you to collect some amazing antique hand fans. Find some great Asian antique and vintage hand fans here.

Handle Chinese Hand Fan

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This is a great Handle Chinese Hand Fan! A unique hand fan that is what you want.

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Could a hand fan be a great gift?

Of course a hand fan or handheld folding fan could be a great gift for any occasion for anyone. A little kid can see it as toy stuff, no doubt while a mother would see it as home décor item. Others can use it as useful item in summer to induce airflow. There are some occasions you can present these hand fans to others -

1) Christmas

2) Easter

3) Halloween

4) Thanksgiving

5) Birthday

6) Wedding Anniversary

7) Valentine's day

8) Father's day

9) Mother's day

10) Friendship day

11) Teacher's day

Butterfly Folding Hand Fans - I think these hand fans are amazing, don't you think so?

Butterfly themed folding hand fans are nice to look at. Don't you believe me? I think you believe me because I have found one for you over here.

Have you got any idea how to make mini paper hand fans? This sort of crafting project makes me crazy to do at once! I tried once to make some and I made, at that time I was finding a lot of information online on this given topic.

How to make a hand fan? - DIY Antique and Vintage Making Ideas!

Are you interested to know how to make a hand fan? Making Japanese, Spanish, Chinese and Korean style including silk, paper, fabric, antique and vintage hand would be hard for you if you don't have any proper guide and step by step instructions tutorials.

Let us find some useful links where you can find the instruction of making hand fans. There are free tutorials on how to make fixed fabric hand fans. There is link on making hand fans for traditional marriages tutorial. I also have featured a link that is especially for how to make paper fans for kids. I have already mentioned you the materials of making a hand fans, I hope you did not forget that yet. Good luck!

Japanese Silk Handheld Fan - Butterfly with Sakura Cherry Blossoms

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There is an amazing Japanese silk handheld fan.

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Traditional Spanish Hand Fan

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Spanish Hand Fan

Hand fans are not only popular in Asia but also in Europe too. Spanish hand fans has a long history and it is said that they at first brought hand fans from China. Here they mean - the traders. Spanish traders used to exchange goods in China, thus how they brought hand fans to their own country from Chinese people.

Spanish people know hand fans as abanico. Women used to make cool air in summer as well as they used it for privacy matter. Like girls can easily cover their face from strangers with this hand fans. To make a Spanish hand fans you need to have three materials they are: wood, plastic and metal. The price of Spanish hand fans are not costly but if you choose big size, you have to pay big amount of money.

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Useful Articles on Spanish Hand Fans

Here is a Nice Looking Spanish Hand Fan - This is a quite colorful Spanish hand fan

Spanish hand fan is not that much expensive to buy. You don't have to spend a lot of money to get a beautiful Spanish hand fan. On the other hand Japanese, Chinese and Korean hand fans are expensive than a Spanish hand fan because they are durable enough than Spanish of hand fan. As you know that Spanish hand fans are inexpensive but their designs are quite excellent. You can easily carry it inside your purse or bag since it is lightweight. One of the main characteristics of Spanish hand fan is they are designed and painted with different type of flowers like tulip or roses. Select your best one and have fun with it. I hope you would like to get some Spanish hand fans for others as gift.

Delicate Cherry Blossom Design Silk Folding Fan

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Do you like this hand fan? It is quite beautiful folding hand fans. You can buy this hand fan from Amazon.com.

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Find More Info of Hand Fans

Large Wall Fan

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Folding Wall Fan and Hand-painted Wall Art - Asian Forest

Asian forest wall art

We have three wall fans in our drawing room. My mom actually bought them as drawing décor item. If you are searching for some wall fan then you can think of this beautiful wall hand painted fan. This folding hand fan has been designed mainly for home decoration. It is a great wall art, you can install it easily. It is made by Thai bamboo. This hand fan wall art is an original handmade product. You can see Asian forest painted on this hand fan wall art. If you want to décor your home in a bit different way with some unique décor item then get it, your home visitors will be delighted to see this home décor item.

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Performance Folding Hand Fan - Yellow Color - What a nice folding hand fan for a performance!

Are you looking for some colorful performance hand fans? I have found a nice looking performance hand fan for you. You can dance with this hand fans. If you are model and finding for a decorative hand fan for yourself, then choose this one. It is actually a decorative hand fans for models.

Large Folding Wall Fan - Prosperity Blossoms - Get it as home decor item!

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This folding wall fan is awesome with its red color! Fully hand painted wall big fan that perfectly suits to your living room. It is made of Thai bamboo.

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Guestbook Comments

June Campbell from North Vancouver, BC, Canada on September 21, 2014:

My tai chi group does a form called fan. They use a special martial arts fan.

Susie Lehto from Minnesota on September 21, 2014:

These fans are more than decorative, and would be lovely ti use on a warm day.

paulinabiernat lm on July 30, 2014:

Amazing!

Lucy Bieri from Switzerland on July 22, 2014:

They all look beautiful, can't decide which I like best. Its summer here and hot, such nice looking decorative fans are great to have at moment.

Lucy Bieri from Switzerland on July 22, 2014:

They all look beautiful, can't decide which I like best. Its summer here and hot, such nice looking decorative fans are great to have at moment.

Anna from chichester on June 16, 2014:

These are all so beautiful! I love the cherry blossom and the ocean wave - these would make lovely gifts.

Amine from Doha, Qatar on June 14, 2014:

oh dear you remind me of an era , which everything was so great, in my country when i was little boy, too much women would have these hand fans, different style, design, colors.. but now i rarely see women use it, thank you for thinking of such beautiful thing to write about

suchera on June 13, 2014:

This hand fans lens is so wonderful. I have a few big fans as my wall decoration. Thanks for sharing. Keep your great work.

nipun-max on June 04, 2014:

Quite long and informative my friend. If you had broke this article down , you could have written a book about Hand Fans hehe

Leah J. Hileman from East Berlin, PA, USA on June 03, 2014:

I enjoyed your lens very much. Such varied, beautiful, colorful designs. I have only ever had paper ones. They don't last long. I'd like one that is made of a more durable substance.

AlanJC321 on May 26, 2014:

All of the fans you have listed are beautiful! Hand fans are really cool in Chinese Kung-Fu movies where they are also lethal weapons! Thanks for sharing!

RebeccaRubia on May 25, 2014:

Lovely! I bought a really pretty fan in Bulgaria today!

ToxicFreeClub on May 25, 2014:

So beautiful!! Nice lens

soniabaad lm on May 23, 2014:

I so much love these chinese hand fans. They are so very adorable. Isn't it?

asereht1970 from Philippines on May 16, 2014:

Great lens and beautiful fans. Informative and colorful. Thanks for sharing.

BodyHairRemoval on May 16, 2014:

These are some beautiful hand fans. A great collection!

yayang0405 lm on May 04, 2014:

I think that this lens is very informative. A very nice collection of fans.

Donna50 on May 04, 2014:

I like the blossom fans the best. Great info about the history of fans.

queenofbeauty on March 26, 2014:

I love the Cherry Blossum one!!!

cdotthought on March 22, 2014:

I didn't realize how many kinds of hand fans were out there, beautiful photos, thanks!

Linda Jo Martin from Post Falls, Idaho, USA on March 15, 2014:

These fans will make good gifts. I added a few to my Amazon wish-list for gifts. Thanks for the inspiration!

tbonestakes on March 13, 2014:

I can remember first being introduced to hand fans through film, they are quite artistic and beautiful!

Donna Cook on February 24, 2014:

Wonderful lens! I got lost in the beauty and elegance of all the fans.

mayrain on February 12, 2014:

Very Interesting lens ! Just wanted to say that I got a Japanese fan at home :P

Tanya Jones from Texas USA on February 11, 2014:

These are lovely fan selections. I love Spanish fans also. Fan dances are elegant to watch. Lovely lens.

Susan Zutautas from Ontario, Canada on February 10, 2014:

What a beautiful topic and lens. I used to always have a fan when I was a young girl. I still love them but don't have any at the moment.

pawpaw911 on February 08, 2014:

These are very beautiful. And practical too. It wasn't oriental, but I remember my grandmother using a hand fan when she attended church, when I was a small boy.

Wir55 on February 06, 2014:

Beautiful fans!

NoProblemmo on February 04, 2014:

Beautiful! They really bring totally different feeling in the home!

thebookhill on February 03, 2014:

Great lens!

RuthieDenise on January 30, 2014:

Very nice lens. Thank you. Have a great day.

VioletteRose LM on January 29, 2014:

The look so pretty, we used make hand fans from a kind of palm trees when I was small.

caossquidoo on January 24, 2014:

Really interesting lens! We use it a lot in Portugal too, mostly in the south during summer, as it gets too hot! Just like in Spain.

Renee Dixon from Kentucky on January 13, 2014:

my favorites were the turquoise floral and ocean wave fans :-) great lens

nonya222 on January 13, 2014:

I collect fans so this lens was a must read and a total joy, thank you.

seleen fouad on January 12, 2014:

I love them thank you

seahorse60 on January 07, 2014:

Such beautiful fans and what a great idea to use them for wedding invitations! Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us.

suzyjahi on January 02, 2014:

AWESOME SUCH BEAUTIFUL FANS

Mohan Babu from Chennai, India on January 02, 2014:

Hand fans are such cute little things that the world must not stop using these. Though we get hand fans in our part of the world, there is nothing as beautiful as the Japanese ones.

Papatoo LM on December 29, 2013:

my aunt use to have a bunch of different ones

Giovanna from UK on December 27, 2013:

I love fans - we uses them quite a lot in Italy during the heat of the summer months. But they are not beautiful like Japanese fans. Thanks for these wonderful ideas.

PadmashriSriram on December 18, 2013:

Very beautiful hand fans. Loved the lens.

caryfranco on December 10, 2013:

Wow, this is a very very nice lens. It is incredible all the different types of fans you can find and the uses you can give like the wedding invitation. You did a great research, it is so nice to look at the pictures you provided here.

Margaret Schindel from Massachusetts on December 07, 2013:

My father brought back some exquisite handheld folding silk fans from Japan many decades ago and I still cherish the one he gave me. I loved learning more about these fans and I may purchase or make a less fragile one for use during the summer. (Currently I use an pretty but inexpensive and not very durable paper folding fan that I'd like to replace.) Thanks for all the wonderful information and beautiful product selections!

Barnowl LM on November 17, 2013:

This is one of the most informative lens I've seen this month...so much great information about fans...photos are great, really user friendly...well done;-)

amycorp on October 29, 2013:

Great lens! I love all the beautify pictures. What a great idea - using a fan for your wedding invitation. Very insightful.

TheFabMarketer on October 29, 2013:

I've always loved hand fans. I bought one in China Town about 20 years ago that I still have in my living room.

everflow on October 25, 2013:

Really beautiful lens and the fans are gorgeous. I will visit again and thank you for connecting with me.

tonyleather on October 24, 2013:

These are exquisite!

Martina from Croatia, Europe on October 24, 2013:

I like folding hand fans. I have a wall one. :)

Very interesting reading. Thanks for sharing!

Max Globe on October 23, 2013:

my mom loves them :) will send this lens to her)

AJ from Australia on October 22, 2013:

I love folding hand fans and last used one a few nights ago at a party in the tropics - so easy to carry in an evening bag and sometimes so useful and comforting.

josietook on October 22, 2013:

Some really beautiful fans.

Belva Boggs on October 21, 2013:

My daughter take a martial arts class and they use fans like these in one of their performances. They are very beautiful and unique. Thanks.

Takkhis (author) on October 14, 2013:

@KathyZ1: Yes I am :)

KathyZ1 on October 14, 2013:

Fun stuff. Are your from Asia?

silla lm on October 14, 2013:

We had the mini paper fans when I was a kid, but I really like the Japanese silk fans. The butterfly fans are also pretty.

blogging1940 lm on October 14, 2013:

This lens is great and the fans are incredible.

richardrose on October 11, 2013:

Wow these are lovely. Like the way you did this

Len from Deception Bay on October 10, 2013:

Wow what a colorful and well put together lens, It's a credit to you

CrazyHomemaker on October 08, 2013:

Beautiful lens! I love the folding fans. I worked for a Japanese company and sometimes I received a gift of a painted folding fan. They are beautiful! I have one by my table lamp in the living room which I use often. You have very interesting lenses.

Yamin Joe on October 08, 2013:

Congrats for winning the purple star! What a beautiful lens!

Lorna from USA on October 05, 2013:

I love this page, just want to say hello!

supersiva on September 23, 2013:

I remember those olden days using hand fans in my village whenever power goes off in the whole area.

emma_07 on September 20, 2013:

This is very beautiful..

brendasue311 on September 17, 2013:

I love these fans! When I lived in GA, quite a few people there still use hand fans to cool down when out in the southern heat. Nice to see them coming back everywhere.

Karlene Trudell from North Carolina on September 03, 2013:

Thanks for showing us these beautiful fans,

anonymous on August 25, 2013:

What lovely memories you bring back with your fans, I had a pink one with cherry blossoms years ago.

tonyaalves3 on August 08, 2013:

Love the different beautiful fans

BrightDaysAhead on July 28, 2013:

Thank you for stopping by and liking my lens takkhis!

I LOVE this lens! Love keeping a fan in my purse, so I have it wherever I go :)

I also have two in my car, so am never without one!

Your lens is beautiful :)

AskElizabeth on July 24, 2013:

I've got a Korean traditional hand fan (at least I think it is traditional) which is very comfortable to hold. I love that it is not too big. The only thing I dislike is that its colors are too vivid.

Susan Hazelton from Summerfield, Florida on July 21, 2013:

You have shown the most beautiful fans on you lens. if I didn't like them before I certainly would now.

DeeRight on July 19, 2013:

Beautiful lens!

k4shmir on July 17, 2013:

Interesting. thanks for sharing

Ericarelo on July 10, 2013:

Great lens. These fans are so beautiful.

Gregory Moore from Louisville, KY on July 09, 2013:

Great designs. Well done lens.

SusanAston on July 07, 2013:

Beautiful lens. I used to have several fans from when I was a child. I must look them out again - they are probably in a box in the loft.

tammywilliams09 on July 04, 2013:

The decorations are gorgeous. The use of various colours and images from nature are wonderful! The Butterfly folding hand fan stood out from the rest because of its realistic shape. Great lens.

JessCa LM on July 03, 2013:

Really beautiful designs. Thanks for sharing.

LynetteBell from Christchurch, New Zealand on July 01, 2013:

Lovely fans..I have a really old one that belonged to my grandmother. It is so delicate.

farazulhasan on July 01, 2013:

nice description..i used to be use these types of fan in my country during loadshedding..i know its worth very well when your electric fan doesn't work in 30c

zeptra on June 30, 2013:

well it turns out there are many types of hand fans like it, really beautiful hand fan, :)

Nancy Tate Hellams from Pendleton, SC on June 30, 2013:

These are definitely some beautiful Hand Fans. I enjoyed learning more about them.

rainykua on June 29, 2013:

I love the Japanese fans. I think they really look nice. The items you presented here are very beautiful. :)

Elaine Chen on June 28, 2013:

I am looking one for Tai Chi Kung Fu practicing; it is a bit different from those beautiful hand fans. By the way, I love hand fans that feature Cherry Blossom :-)

Kim from Yonkers, NY on June 28, 2013:

have one my cousin sent me from spain and a bunch of others one of them is all plastic souvinir from Lake George. I do use certain ones but if they are pretty it makes me nervous to use so only take out to show. That plus I fee like I'm going to break some of them as they feel so fragile

anonymous on June 22, 2013:

This is such as lovely lens. Thanks for sharing.

SavioC on June 15, 2013:

Hey. What a super lens. Really admired your work and detailing . My brother had gifted me a Fan from China it's really nice and eye pleasing I must say. Learnt many things from your lens. Cheers

Mandy Stradley from Riverton, Utah on June 13, 2013:

They sure are beautiful!

Lenskeeper on June 12, 2013:

Wow. These are lovely. I especially like the cherry blossoms!

Shinichi Mine from Tokyo, Japan on June 12, 2013:

Great lens! I had no idea there were so many different types. Thank you

Amanda_Revel on June 10, 2013:

Great Lens, the hand fans do look very pretty, I didn't realize there were so many different types.

Oussmanee on June 07, 2013:

Thanks For This Lens. I didn't know a lot of this.

JaySamson1 on June 07, 2013:

Wow Japanese fans are so beautiful Great lens!

jemacb on June 05, 2013:

WOW WOW WOW... fantastic lens. Lots of very useful info.

ErickMiller on June 02, 2013:

What a great lens full of great content, i come across many lovely hand fan designs

Rhonda Lytle from Deep in the heart of Dixie on June 02, 2013:

A most impressive article! I learned so much. So many of the fans you have displayed are true works of art.

Maria Burgess from Las Vegas, Nevada on June 01, 2013:

You have some wonderful selection of hand fans here, Tahkkis. I enjoyed the history and meaning of them. Of course, any lady would love one of these for warm summer days or just those inconvenient body temperature changes as we get older... ;) Love the blue sequin Peacock fan! =)

junkcat on May 30, 2013:

Very nice lens.

Socialpro54 LM on May 30, 2013:

Great lens, absolutely lovely!

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