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[Mizu-uchiwas]

Is this really paper? Fans like clear water

"Mizu-uchiwas" (water fans) are fans made using handmade Mino paper. They are carefully constructed one by one from all-natural materials. Some say that the name derives from the fact that people in olden times would soak the fans in water and then use them to cool themselves using heat of evaporation effects, or else from the fans' water-like transparency. The fans are not only practical but also beautifully decorated with Japanese-style pictures of morning glories, fireflies, goldfish and the like, so they are also the kind of thing you can put on display and admire.
Posted photos Main Mizu-uchiwa (goldfish)
Right Mizu-ucihwa (from left) RINKA, REN, ROCK
 

Mizu-uchiwa distributors (Gifu prefecture)

● Handmade Mino paper specialty shop "Kami no Shigoto"
Address 2249 Aioi-cho, Mino-shi, Gifu
Phone +81-575-33-0621 (Japanese only)
Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holidays
Opening hours 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. * Open hours may vary with the season.
Holidays Monday to Thursday
Price Mizu-uchiwa Gold fish 7,560 yen, Mizu-uchiwa RINKA ,REN and ROCK 8,726 yen
Access Walk for approx. 2 minutes from "Gifu-Hashima Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen to Meitetsu "Shin-Hashima Station". Take the Meitetsu Hashima Line / Takehana Line for approx. 30 minutes, alight at "Meitetsu Gifu Station" and walk for approx. 3 minutes to JR "Gifu Station". Take the JR Takayama Main Line for approx. 35 minutes, alight at "Mino-Ota Station" and take the Nagaragawa Railway for approx. 30 minutes, alight at "Minoshi Station" and walk for approx. 8 minutes. Alternatively, approx. 35 minutes from "Meitetsu Gifu Station" by car.
URL http://kaminoshigoto.net/
 
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Address 2296 Tokiwa-cho, Mino-shi, Gifu
Phone +81-575-31-2023 (Japanese only)
Opening hours 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Holidays Every Tuesday (except national holidays)
Access Walk for approx. 2 minutes from "Gifu-Hashima Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen to Meitetsu "Shin-Hashima Station". Take the Meitetsu Hashima Line / Takehana Line for approx. 30 minutes, alight at "Meitetsu Gifu Station" and walk for approx. 3 minutes to JR "Gifu Station". Take the JR Takayama Main Line for approx. 35 minutes, alight at "Mino-Ota Station" and take the Nagaragawa Railway for approx. 30 minutes, alight at "Minoshi Station" and walk approx. 10 minutes. Alternatively, approx. 35 minutes from "Meitetsu Gifu Station" by car.

updated on Sep 29, 2017

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