Tessen (Iron Hand Fan): Sakamoto Ryoma (White) (9.5")

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Size 8寸 = 24.2cm (9.5")

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! These tessen, or iron boned hand fans, are made with a high quality iron, keeping the structure of the fan strong. The decorative leaves are made with a strong paper, decorated delicately with a strong image of Japan. 

About the Samurai:

Sakamoto Ryoma is well known to be part of the overthrow of the Tokugawa Shogunate. He is also well known to have helped two rivaling provinces to come to peace through negotiation. Through that negotiation, he managed to pit those two provinces against the Bafuku, the government that supported the Tokugawa Shogunate. He would use an alias, due to the fact that he was hunted by those who supported the Bafuku, which included the Shinsengumi. He was later assassinated at an inn, and died due to fatal wounds.