Artist：Kurikawa Shoten Material：Japanese traditional paper (washi) Area：Kamoto, Yamaga, Kumamoto Prefecture
Kurikawa Shoten is the only workshop that inherits the tradition of Kutami, one of the greatest uchiwa production areas along with Kyoto and Marugame.
Kutamiuchiwa is traditionally believed to have begun in 1600, when a traveling priest from Marugame, taught how to make uchiwa in return for letting him stay the night.
Applying persimmon tannin to the surface of uchiwa makes the washi stronger and longer-lasting, and it also helps to prevent insects.
Shibu Uchiwa, made only in Kutami, Kumamoto, means "people come," and has been used as a gift to bring good luck and prosperity.
AMAHARE handles an original piece decorated with "Amacha," a small and lovely hydrangea. When light shines on the surface of the fan, the Japanese paper shines through to reveal the image of rain drizzling through the hydrangea, which is an exclusive line of product.