Silk Hand Fan: Date Masamune

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Hand fans have been used in Japan for centuries, whether they were used to keep a mysterious look. Each of the designs on the fans are from traditional style Japanese art. These fans can be used to cool yourself off or you can use them as a sensible piece of decoration! All the materials are high quality to ensure that you're getting the best for your buck!

About the Samurai: 

Date Masamune is well known for having one eye, and even has the nickname "One-Eyed Dragon". When he was a child, smallpox took the sight in his right eye, though how he lost the actual eye itself, is left to different theories. Date Masamune ended up serving under Toyotomi Hideyoshi, which he was really left no choice to do. Date also expanded trade in the Touhoku region and even encouraged foreigners to come to his lands. He sent Hasekura Tsunenaga to go on a voyage to create relations with the Pope in Spain, making the voyage one of the first successful Japanese voyages to cross the world.