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Keisuke Serizawa 1895-1984 (living national treasure)

fan with picture designed by beloved artisan Keisuke Serizawa who was authorized
as a living national treasure in 1956.


Keisuke Serizawa learned a lot about the method of BINGATA and stencil hand-dying in Okinawa. Afterwards, he perfected the real essence of designing stencil patterns. There are no cut corners or poor quality in his works. Though he always strove for the best work, he nevertheless hated extremely exaggerated work. He put emphasis on the ordinary. This is the greatest characteristic in his view of beauty and is the reason why he was one of the great leaders of the Mingei movement.

Keisuke Serizawa died in 1984. These fans were made at the Serizawa Institute about 40 years ago when he was still active in his work.@ We got a lot of these pictures for fan from him directly.@Recently, there are very few mingei shops that deal with his fans. Every fan will make you understand and enjoy his world of beauty.@These fans are very rare and will be getting extinct soon.




US-1 tomoe
30~42‚ƒ‚ \5500
only a few left


US-2 leaves and water
30~42‚ƒ‚ \5500
only a few left
US-3 flower checkered pattern
30~42‚ƒ‚ \5500
only a few left



US-25 kariyasu (not available) 30×42cm
BUS-1 bamboo fan stand W29×D6×H18cm 3,500yen
PBS-1 pig smudge pot sold out W14×D14×H15cm 950yen
GC-1 blown glass tumbler
sold out
W9×H8cm
DC-1 linen coaste @rsold out W11×11cm 500yen
BB-1 bamboo bench
(folding legs is possible)
W91×D36×H36cm 40.000yen






Motoguro fan
Motoguro fan is very durable. The bamboo stems are tied with strong cotton strings and the fan is varnished for waterproof. Here's a funny old story. This area has had a water shortage from ancient time. A peasant used for stopping a creek's flow to draw water into his rice field when no one was not around him. If someone came, he pulled it out from water. Then he said " How are you doing? It's very hot"while he was fanning with it. And he stuck it into water again when someone gone.

UM-1@brown with marukin character in circle@@
33~43‚ƒ‚@sold out
UM-2@red with marukin character in circle@@
33~43‚ƒ‚ sold out
UM-3@red@@
33~43‚ƒ‚@sold out
UM-4@white@
33~43‚ƒ‚@sold out



UM-5@largest@
52.5~58‚ƒ‚@\
sold out


Kirie fan
fan with cutting paper in various shapes

UK-1 morning glory ( blue)
W25~H37‚ƒ‚@\1200
UK-2 morning glory (red)
W25~H37‚ƒ‚@\1200
UK-3 morning glory (green)
W25~H37‚ƒ‚@\1200


Fujin Raijin fan

UR-1@Raijin
( the god of thunder )
W29.5~H42.5‚ƒ‚@\2000
UF-1@Fujin
( the god of wind )
W29.5~H42.5‚ƒ‚@\2000


dragonfly with bamboo stem
wooden dragonfly
(red, yellow and blue)@

sold out (not available)
YT-1 red @ YT-2 yellow @ YT-3 blue @
sold out (not available) sold out (not available) sold out (not available)


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