ocr-generated History of Ogizuka
The history of ogi, or folding fans, dates back
to their initial creation in Ogizuka during the
early years of the Heian Period
(between 794 and 1185 A.D.)..
The footpath on the Gojo-Ohashi Bridge off which
Ogizuka is located represents the remains of the
sacred Mieido hall that belonged to the Jishu sect
It is said that after the fall of the Heike warlord
Taira-No-Atsumori, his wife became a priestess
of Mieido under the high priest Yukan-Shonin.
Calling herself Renge-Inni, she went on to create
ogi together with monks of the temple.
京都市長 高山 義三
By virtue of the above background, ogi production
efforts came to be concentrated in Ogizuka, which
has achieved widespread recognition overseas as
well as domestically as a long-standing center of
I hereby publicly honor the history of
Ogizuka as cited above.
Mayor of the City of Kyoto
March 15, 1960
kochizufan about 6 years