Chinese Paper Folding Fan – Half-day Chinese Handicraft Workshop in Hangzhou

Summary

In the morning we meet up then head for the China Fan Museum to be greeted by our professional museum guide and enter the museum doors. Inside, upwards of a thousand masterwork fans from each age and era reveal the history and development of fan art and culture in China. Admire the displays, then hear the story of the highlight piece of the museum. At midday step out into the sunshine for a snack-and-stroll walk on the Grand Canal banks. In the afternoon, arrive at the doors to ground-zero, the 100-year time-honored Chinese brand of Wang Xing Ji Fan Industry Co. Ltd. First, enjoy a quick look through the collection of the last hundred years of their work. Afterwards, enter the Wang Xing Ji handcraft workshop garage and get first-hand proof that true to tradition, even today each and every Wang Xing Ji fan is a pure work of hand craft. Now it's time to experience the craft for yourself! Under the guidance of Wang Xing Ji heritage art fan craft personnel, learn and apply traditional fancraft techniques to make your own fan, then join the resident master artist to add personalized decorative flair to your work. After completing two fans we finish up and the tour concludes.

Tour info

Duration
5 hours
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Why take this tour?

1. Appreciate the depth of the art of the folding fan. Get a crash course in Chinese fan culture in the China Fan Museum. 2. Watch pro craftspeople up close as they work in the 100-year-old Wang Xing Ji Fanmakers craft workshop. Learn the knowledge you need to craft a Chinese paper folding fan DIY. 3. Hands-on workshop. Follow along with a resident artisan fancraft to make you own Chinese paper folding fan, then let a grandmaster of traditional Chinese painting guide you to decorate the leaf of your fan.

What’s included?

  • Museum guide fees

  • Fan crafting workshop instructor fees and material costs

  • English interpreter/activity guide fee organization costs

  • Insurance

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • Gratuities

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Before you book

  • Duration: 5h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

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Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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Bringing life to culture, and culture to life! For more than three years our focus has been to provide the most authentic in cultural experiences while staying away from the common activities and attractions. We believe that culture is best absorbed through experience: those who visit with us become monks for a week, craft items of tradition with their own hands, and immerse themselves in environments rich with Chinese cultural heritage. Every month the team delivers unique opportunities - doorways to discover the crafts that artisans of this ancient land have been perfecting for thousands of years; windows to the spirit they embody. In addition to monthly events TA also organizes custom private experiences for visitors of all types, from the solo traveller to families and business partners. Book your next experience in China with us!

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