Saturday, November 2, 2013

The Japanese war fan (and other look a like fans)

The Japanese war fan

Antique Japanese (samurai) Edo period gunsen war fan

A war fan is a fan designed for use in warfare. Several types of war fans were used by the samurai class of feudal Japan. Kunoichi (female ninja) used them also. They are also referred to as tessen (鉄扇, literally "iron fan(s)"). War fans were commonly used as surprise-weapons.  From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Read more...

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