Japanese Tea Fan - Black Lacquer Cha Sensu

Japanese Tea Fan - Black Lacquer Cha Sensu

Size
Regular price $25.00
/
  • New. Made in Japan
  • Ships from the United States
  • Low stock - 3 items left
  • Inventory on the way

  • Get $5 off your next purchase of tea when you buy $50 of teaware

This black lacquer Cha Sensu (茶扇子 - tea fan) is used in the Japanese tea ceremony by guests as a tool to mark their seat and show their respect. As they are typically kept closed in during a chakai or chaji, they are smaller and have fewer ribs than a summer fan and are thus more difficult to open. 

The ribs of this this fan are made of lacquered bamboo and the paper is left black so it can be decorated with your own painting or calligraphy.

As per tradition, this fan comes in two sizes:

  • Small (Women's) 5寸 - 15cm (5.9in)
  • Large (Men's):  6寸 - 18cm (7.1in)

Sensu (扇子) are Japanese folding fans that come in a variety of styles and sizes, each with a different use. Natsu-sensu (夏扇子 - summer fan) have many small ribs and are larger, making them easy to open and fan yourself with in the summer heat. Cha-sensu (茶扇子 - tea fan) are smaller with fewer ribs and are typically kept closed when used by guests at a tea ceremony. Ornamental and dance fans often are larger but with even fewer ribs, meaning they are difficult to open but can stay open for display or throughout a dance routine.

Unique Teas
Sourced from small, family-operated farms across Japan.
Experience our tea

Tezumi Classics Discovery Sample Set

Tezumi Classics Discovery Sample Set
Tezumi Classics Discovery Sample Set
Tezumi Classics Discovery Sample Set
Tezumi Classics Discovery Sample Set
Tezumi Classics Discovery Sample Set
Tezumi Classics Discovery Sample Set
Tezumi Classics Discovery Sample Set
Tezumi Classics Discovery Sample Set
Tezumi Classics Discovery Sample Set
Tezumi Classics Discovery Sample Set
Tezumi Classics Discovery Sample Set

Tezumi Classics Discovery Sample Set

Regular price $48.00
/
Experience our ten classic teas, sourced from small farms around Japan.
Recently viewed