Japanese fans on display

LONG BEACH - A collection of antique, vintage and collectible Japanese hand fans will be displayed at the Assistance League of Long Beach Philanthropic Center, 6220 E. Spring Street, until June 3.The exhibit coincides with the annual assemblage of the Fan Association of North America, which is meeting at the Renaissance Long Beach Hotel from April 27 to May 1. Included in the display are Japanese bamboo and paper ogi (dance fans), sensu (summer fans) and uchiwa fans (non-folding fans) from the 19th and 20th centuries. In Japan, fans are decorative, used in festivals and in traditional kabuki and Noh dramas. They are also a popular gift item. The exhibit is open Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Friday, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The center is closed April 25, May 23 and May 30. For more information, call the Philanthropic Center at (562) 627-5650.

********** Published: April 21, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 1