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The ninth fan

One of the major projects of Yoshimoto, "A project to live in your town", to make Japan feel good from the area. Entertainer "Kaji Tsuyoshi" who lives in Kagawa reports on local products.


We aim to be entertainers loved as thick and long as udon! Expect to ask Kaji Tsuyoshi in the future!

KAJI Tsuyoshi

NSC Osaka school 22nd grade
2005 Formed "Katsuyama Kaji" with Moody Katsuyama
2008 ABC Comedy Newcomer Grand Prix Newcomer Award
2010 Active as a pin entertainer
Birthplace: Mitoyo City, Kagawa Prefecture Born March 1981, 3

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"Uchiwa" is likely to be a great success as an ecological power saving product this summer.
In fact, about 9% of domestic fans are produced in Marugame City, Kagawa Prefecture.
In addition, Kaji is training in making round fans in Marugame ...
This time, we will report on "Uchiwa" which is a traditional handicraft, but is indispensable for modern life.

  • Understand the old and present of the fan! Uchiwa no Port Museum

    The "Uchiwa Port Museum" (also known as Polka) is located in the immediate vicinity of Marugame Port. This facility not only displays and sells Marugame fan, but also tours the history of Marugame fan, tools that have been handed down from ancient times, production demonstrations, and art works.
    In fact, Mr. Kaji, who is training "Marugame Uchiwa Making" here, seems to have more power today than usual.
    "I'll send you Marugame Uchiwa's charm!"

  • Handmade Marugame Uchiwa

    Mr. Nagato, the director of the Kagawa Prefecture Uchiwa Cooperative Association, guided me. Marugame Uchiwa is characterized by the fact that, unlike other regions in Japan, many of its designs and bones are made of a single bamboo.
    In addition, Mr. Kaji is interested in hearing the long history of Marugame Uchiwa, the post-war struggles, and so on.
    "There are various people's efforts, and there is Marugame Uchiwa now."

  • Indeed, fan is art!

    Fans, which have been spotlighted again as ecological power-saving goods, are attracting attention as art because of their beauty.
    In the museum hall, there are a variety of art works, including the art work by "Uchiwa no bon", which attracted attention at the previous Setouchi International Art Festival.
    The signature written on the fan by a celebrity who visited the museum is also slurried.
    Kaji's autographed fan ...

  • Kaji-san is trying to make a fan!

    In the past, each process was divided into separate divisions, but now it is often the case that craftsmen do all the work alone.
    As a result, unique and highly authoritative works have been born one after another based on traditions such as shape and color.
    Mr. Kaji, who is training making Marugame Uchiwa at this museum, wants to show cool places in front of the camera.
    The result ... Check the video report!

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