uchiwa non-folding fan for MATSURI festival
Uchiwa (団 扇) designates a fan of oval, round or square shape, with a fixed handle, so it is not foldable. It has been around for a very long time in Japan.
The uchiwa is a summer accessory but can be found in all situations and all categories. It is not uncommon to receive plastic advertising uchiwa, distributed free of charge in the streets. There are some, simply covered with white paper, to decorate yourself. It even became a collector's accessory.