Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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gunsen (war fan)
  • Japan
  • gunsen (war fan), mid-late 1800s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • metal, paper
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.0010

Folding fan, metal inlaid sticks, paper with pines and sun motif. The reverse with a gold circle on a silver background. Guards bear images of Bishamonten and Marishiten.