Here is a vintage silk hand painted folding fan with black lacquer bamboo pierced slats. The scene is of a tall red pagoda surrounded by flowers in pink and yellow. One end piece of bamboo is marked "Japanese Tea Garden SF." The fan is mint in the original box. The box is damaged, it is splitting along the folds and seams. The Japanese Tea Garden opened in 1894 and was managed by the Hagiwara family until they were interred in 1942 during WWII. I believe this fan dates to the original pre-WWII period between 1894-1942. During the war, the garden was renamed the Oriental Garden, and the Japanese portion of the name was restored in the 1950s. The fan is 7 5/8" long closed and 12 3/4" wide opened.
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