The Uchiwa (うちわ) is a traditional Japanese fan made from bamboo and paper. Originally from China, these handcrafted fans were used to create a breeze to keep cool during the summer months. The patterns and designs on these fans traditionally were inspired by local flowers and scenes from nature. Today, you will see the faces of famous Japanese and K-pop singers printed on these fans and handed out during concerts.

This creative printable worksheet set is fun and music inspired. Let's get started!

Printable & Activity Objectives

Age: 6 to 9 year olds, Activity Time: 1-2 hours, Items Needed: Writing and colour pencils

In this activity, your child will learn about the Japanese Uchiwa fan and also draw their favourite music band on these traditional fans on the printable worksheets.

It will help your child or student:

  • Learn to appreciate the history and practices of other cultures.  
  • Develop their artistic and design skills through drawing and colouring their favourite band on the printables.

Let's get creative!

How to Get Started

Simple steps to start:

  • Research and find out more about the Japanese Uchiwa fan. Here's a video of how a Uchiwa fan is handmade by a master craftslady in Japan:
  • Ask your child/student which band he/she wants to feature on their art work. Find a suitable image online to draw.
  • Get started on the printable worksheets!

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What's in the Printable Pack

This printable pack consists of 2 printable worksheets of the Japanese Uchiwa fans. The first worksheet contains a single fan and the second worksheet contains a group of four.

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