October242011
okiya:

Gunbai Uchiwa Obi (1930)
A Maiko (Apprentice Geisha) dressed for a ceremonial occasion, her Darari Obi (Dangling Sash) is decorated with Gunbai Uchiwa, a type of War Fan used by high-ranking Samurai to signal troop movements and deflect small weapons. Gunbai Uchiwa are also used by referees in professional Sumo wrestling matches.

okiya:

Gunbai Uchiwa Obi (1930)

A Maiko (Apprentice Geisha) dressed for a ceremonial occasion, her Darari Obi (Dangling Sash) is decorated with Gunbai Uchiwa, a type of War Fan used by high-ranking Samurai to signal troop movements and deflect small weapons. Gunbai Uchiwa are also used by referees in professional Sumo wrestling matches.

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