Sensu

A failed experiment in making folding fans

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Sometimes my genius ideas work. Sometimes they don't. A long time ago I decided to try to build folding fans. I never did get it right, and that's OK. The process of making a really good sensu takes multiple artisans with the correct tools and materials. Here's NHK World's Core Kyoto episode on Kyoto's elegant folding fans.  (Available until July 18, 2020.)

Anyway, if you want to read about my interesting failures, the original article is here.