[For MICE and Groups] Fan-Making Experience

Experience the skills of craftsmen as you learn about the deeper meaning behind the shape of folding fans

Fans open from between 90 or 180 degrees, with most opening at around 120 degrees, or the centerpoint of a circle divided into three parts.
The shape of an open fan is known as a circular section, or ougigata/senkei in Japanese, and is a term used in geometry.
The Kanda water supply was made in 1590, right after Ieyasu Tokugawa entered Edo, and connects to the Kanda river, located near Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo, where people enjoyed cool summer nights and boating.
Guests can making fans as you they reflect upon the people who spent their time here ages ago.
The shape of a fan, which becomes wider toward the ends, is considered auspicious, and is perfect as a souvenir for your loved ones.
Participants can experience part of the process of making a fan under the guidance of a fan-making craftsman.



All year  *Excluding 12/31 to 1/4
*Reservations must be made up to 2 weeks in advance.


Time    9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Final start time)
Duration of experience 120分


0 to 5 people   121,000 yen
6 to 10 people  19,800 yen per each additional person
11 people or more   Estimates provided for the occasion

1 English interpreter  16,500 yen
Interpreters in other languages are also available.

A separate venue fee will be incurred (each banquet hall or Kinsui)
The venue fee will depend on the venue.
Please contact us for details.

*Prices include consumption tax and service charge.
*Please note that this is a special plan and other discounts or special offers cannot be applied.


Activity Content

Participants can experience part of the process of making a fan under the guidance of a fan-making craftsman.
1  Fold “hiraji.” a paper with pictures and patterns, in order of “mountain” and “valley.”
2 A fold can be created by cutting off excess paper
3 Use a tool called a sashitake to open holes for the frame of the fan
4 Slide the frame through the folded section
*Hiraji can be selected from options provided during the experience. 

Cautionary Notice

All the equipment will be provided, so guests will not be required to bring anything.

Experience also available in English. An interpreter will need to be arranged separately. Please let us know at least one week in advance if you will require an interpreter.

Cancellation policy: 50% for one week before the date, 70% for two days before the date, 100% for a day before the date or on the day of