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Tō-uchiwa (唐団扇)

A hand prop of a round fan held instead of an ordinary fan (Chūkei) by the character of a Chinese person. Made with a gourd-shape frame and a handle, its shape is similar to that of a military leader's fan. There is often a silk finish decorated with paintings that evoke the beauty of nature. A Tō-uchiwa is held by the leading actor in the Noh plays "Yōkihi," "Kantan" and "Karabune," and by the Emperor in the kyōgen play "Tōjin-zumō" (aka “Kara-zumō”).

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