Folding fan (ogi)

Japanese for export
Shôwa period
about 1945–52


Object Place: Japan, Esco, for export

Dimensions

35.5 cm (14 in.)

Accession Number

1976.439

Medium or Technique

Painted paper, lacquered and painted wood; metal ring

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Folding fan of white paper leaf and design of eight woman wearing kimono and carrying parasols surrounded by cherry blossoms with flowering cherry trees and tea houses in the background; below which is a linked hexagon pattern (kikkô-mon) in silver; above which is a white diamond lattice pattern on gold with small silver dots in the center of each diamond; narrow band of silver along the top edge; black lacquered sticks with painted gold scrollwork pattern on guards; back of obverse guard inscribed “Esco. Made in occupied Japan.” Steel ring.

Provenance

Oldham Collection; Gift of Esther Oldham to the MFA on June 9, 1976

Credit Line

Oldham Collection