Dec. 28, 2018 UPDATE

Kyosendo - Shopping Mall Kyoto Porta

- 京扇堂 Porta店 -
Traditional Japanese fans for many uses
Established in 1832, Kyosendo has been in business in Kyoto for such a long time. If you think that this is only for fanning yourself, there actually is another way to enjoy it. Historically, there is the way to enjoy beautiful fans by putting on the stand in the room so that people can enjoy by sight in every season. In this shop located in Shopping Mall Kyoto Porta, you can buy those fans and also an actual fan to use in a hot weather. Every fan is made by the fan masters, so they are all fine and delicate.
Fan for a display
Fan for a display / ¥7,000 ~
Look at all these extreme beauty of a delicate paintings! If you are wondering what you would buy as a souvenir, we highly recommend that you get this. It is very light and small, so you can easily bring back to your home country. This is for a garnish, so the stand to put on the fan would come along.
Pink fan
Pink fan / ¥2,300
This is an actual fan for hot weather. The price is more reasonable than the one for a garnish. The design of this fan is a Japanese cherry blossom and you may like the pale pink color. This is made of Japanese paper called Washi which is registered as a UNESCO Intangible Culture Heritage in 2014 and the frame is made of a bamboo tree.
Various kinds of fans for a display
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Various kinds of fans for a display / ¥450 - ¥18,000
As you can see in this picture, there are many selections of beautiful fans to display. Their No. 1 seller is the red design fan but there are many other choices depending on what you want. Most of them would come along with the stand to be put on. If you have any question, please feel free to ask the staff in the shop.
Blue fan
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Blue fan / ¥1,800
There are many other selections of actual fans for a hot weather. Each of them are very thin and light, so it is easy to bring back to your home country. They are rather reasonable, so you can buy as many as you want!
How to buy
Please simply bring the items to the cashier once you decide what you will buy.
- Shopping Tips -
Please confirm if the stand would come along with the fan you chose.
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I loved the delicate design of the beautiful fans! I have given one of the fans to my grandfather before, and he used it for such a long time. The staff are very nice and kind, so if you have any questions, please feel free to ask them. There is another shop in front of Nishi-Honganji Temple, so please also have a look around the shop if you are around there!
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Kyosendo - Shopping Mall Kyoto Porta / 京扇堂 Porta店
Category Traditional Crafts
Phone +81 75-343-3227
Address Porta, 902, Higashishiokojicho, Shimogyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 600-8216
Directions In the underground Shopping Mall Kyoto Porta directly linked to Kyoto Station.
Open Hours 10am - 8pm *Friday and Saturday is 10am - 8:30pm
Closed Open everyday
Notes This shop opens every day till 8pm (depending on the date. Please refer “Open hours” for more information)
Price range
¥1,800 - ¥25,000
Credit cards VISA, MASTER, JCB, AMEX, Diners, etc. / Also 銀聯 (China UnionPay)
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
It may be a little bit difficult to define if the fan is for display or an actual fan for a hot weather. Please confirm it just in case before you purchase.
Information Japanese only
Lanuages spoken Japanese only
Shipping services No
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