Japanese uchiwa fans are often found at shrine festivals in summertime along with colourful masks of mythical creatures, comic characters and scary demons.
Send summertime wishes to friends and family with this unique Japanese greetings card that also makes a lovely small gift.
This traditional Japanese fan is known as an 'uchiwa' and is made from bamboo and washi paper. The round fan has a colourful design of traditional Japanese characters that feature in myths and folklore on a turquoise background. The reverse side features the pretty small detail of a 'kitsune' fox mask and paper windmill on a plain buff background.
The fan comes with a pretty matching envelope and a notelet for you to write your own message.
It is an ideal size to carry around and makes a fun, convenient way to keep cool on warm summer days.
The fan measures about 18 cm (7") from top to bottom and 11.5 cm (4½") across the widest part.
The notelet measures about 8.2 cm x 17.5 cm (3¼" x 7") and the envelope is 12 cm x 18.5cm (4¾" x 7¼").
Once the card is sealed, you can send it as a Royal Mail Large Letter (UK).