Gunsen

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Mumei (unsigned): Gunsen

Size: 52 cm x 31 cm

Weight: 128 gr
Period: Meiji

Price: € 250,00

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Description

A war fan is a fan designed for use in warfare. Several types of war fan were used by the samurai class of feudal Japan; it was also used by Kunoichi (female ninja). It was mainly used as a surprise-weapon.
They are also referred to as tessen (鉄扇, literally “iron fan(s)”).
The front side features a golden sun on red background; on the back side the colors are reversed.

The fan cannot be completely closed and has some damages.