[Artisan’s Life] Vol.22 Edo Sensu
Edo sensu (folding fan) have a pristine beauty which was appreciated by the people of Edo who loved elegant things.
In this 22nd “Artisan’s Life Exhibition”, we reveal their charm through the works of Ms. Yoshiko Fukatsu, the representative of the “Unkindo Fukatsu Folding Fan Shop” today. These sensus, also called “sue-hirogari” in Japanese, were deeply intertwined with the cultural life of earlier times because they were a symbol of good luck. Some of them which bear a Zodiac sign or which have pine, bamboo or plum designs, are indispensable to the auspicious atmosphere at the end of the year and New Year.
In this exhibition, the fans on display will be changed according to different themes – December which sees out the old year, January which welcomes in the New Year, and February which greets the coming of spring.
Please enjoy these sensus as you would enjoy fine calligraphy or paintings, when you come to the exhibition.
Artisan’s Life Vol.22 Edo Sensu (Edo folding fan)
Date: December 2, 2016 (Friday) 〜 February 28, 2017 (Tuesday)
Time: 8:00 a.m. 〜 8:00 p.m.
Place: ART SHOP tanagokoro, Park Hotel Tokyo (25F)
Yoshiko Fukatsu (Edo Sensu craftswoman)
Yoshiko Fukatsu became an apprentice of her father Kozo Fukatsu, who was reputed as a master fan craftsman. Although she retains the Edo tradition of preserving simplicity, she is also exploring new ideas and forms.