A long time ago when people lit charcoal to cook, they used a fan to adjust the fire. However he sparks flying from the Shichirin (Japanese Charcoal Grill), would make the fan made of Japanese paper burn easily. This Shibu-Uchiwa (渋うちわ) is coated with Kakishibu varnish (persimmon tannins), made by squeezing and fermenting persimmons that are unripe. By applying Kakishibu varnish, the Japanese paper of the fan becomes stronger, and it is hard to tear and burn, so it is often pair with Shichirin and Binchotan charcoal.
Size: 41mm x 260mm
Materials: Washi Paper and Bamboo Kakishibu with a Persimmon varnish.