Nara Uchiwa (Round Fan)

Nara Uchiwa began as the thick-ribbed Shibu Uchiwa, first made by a priest of the Kasuga Grand Shrine during the Tempyo period (720?749).
The present style of Nara Uchiwa, with its elaborate openwork carving of Tempyo designs and local Scenes of Nara, is also appreciated for its decorativeness and high-quality.