Komon Hokusai's Namiura Shibu Uchiwa (Paper Fan)
Made from applying Kakishibu varnish (drived from tannins from unripened and fermented persimmon) on Japanese paper, spread over the ribs made of bamboo, these tradtional temperature gauge is an awesome tool for hot-and-fast charcoal grilling (K-bbq, yakiniku/yakitori etc).
The protecting layers of varnish prevents burning of the paper from the charcoal sparks, and the flexible bamboo ribs has just enough bend to produce maximum airflow is needed.
The striking colours and the patterns are another bonus to rocking these during your Konro-ing with Binchotan charcoal.
Material: Bamboo and Japanese Paper with Kakishibu varnish.