Winners of the Fan Competition are announced!

1st Prize: Susanne Bayly

We are pleased to announce the winners of the fan competition! The winners received cash and will be presented with their design made into an actual Japanese folding fan.  A Prize-Giving Ceremony sponsored by Ishizumi & Co hosted by the Worshipful Company of Fan-makers, at the Livery Hall of the Worshipful Company of Skinners, in central London, was held on Wednesday 30 October 2013  The winners were presented with their prizes by Patrick King Esq. Master of the Worshipful Company of Fan Makers. He gave the adult prize winners a copy of the Fan Makers Company history book “Fans and Fan Makers” a Japan 400 fan and a gift from Mr Ishizumi. The junior winner received a red cap with the Fan Makers’ Company crest on the front.

Fan Prize CeremonyIshizumi  & Co, is one of Kyoto’s longest-established and famous fan-makers,  and have generously funding this competition to design a commemorative folding fan for Japan400.

FIRST PRIZE:        Susanne Bayly

SECOND PRIZE:   John Swarbrick

THIRD PRIZE:       Valeria Nicolucci

JUNIOR PRIZE:    Kyiga Wilberforce (aged 9 )

Junior Prize: Kyigia Wilberforce

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