Folding fan advertising Japan Air Lines. ; c. 1960s; LDFAN1991.31


The Fan Museum


Folding fan advertising Japan Air Lines.

About this object

Folding fan advertising Japan Air Lines.
Monture: bamboo sticks and guards, lacquered black; metal rivet.
Mount: double paper leaf printed in colour on both sides.
Obverse: executed in an expressive painterly style and featuring a Japanese warrior on horseback with snow-capped Mt. Fuji in the background; Japanese inscriptions across the leaf; artist's seal lower right.
Reverse: inscribed on the left side 'In Commemoration of Crossing the Equator' and 'Date, Flight no., Name' (also in Japanese), 'Japan Air Lines' and company logo. Japanese calligraphy and Artist's seal on the right.



Portfolio Title


Date Made

c. 1960s


Twentieth Century

Medium and Materials

Monture: bamboo, painted/lacquered.
Mount: paper, colour-printed.

Place Made


Inscription and Marks

Mount, reverse: In commemoration of crossing the Equator / 'Date - Flight No. - Name' [also in Japanese] / JAL company logo / Japan Air Lines.
Japanese calligraphy and Artist's seal.


Length: 27 cm
Leaf Depth: 14. 5 cm
Leaf Span: 38 cm

Subject and Association Keywords



The Fan Museum Trust

Credit Line

The Fan Museum

Object Type

Fan (folding)

Object number


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