Adriane Dedic
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Design for Imperial Fan for Japanese Emperor

Emperor and Peacock Butterflies

My design was selected to be made for the new Emperor of Japan!
Impewrial Fan

Prince Naruhito and Pricess Masako


Winning Design in Worldwide Competition

I am so honored! My design was one of the winning fans that will be made for the Enthronement of the new Japanese Emperor!

They selected 6 winning designs. The winning artists are in New York, Israel, London, Tokyo and I'm the one from California.

I was looking for Japanese spiritual creatures to try and be unique and saw a Japanese Emperor Butterfly that was a beautiful purple and a sign of good spirits so then I looked for a 2nd Japanese butterfly and the Peacock butterfly had beautiful wings so that was my inspiration to honor the new Emperor and his beautiful wife.

I WILL DISPLAY THE ACTUAL FAN AT MY DECEMBER 7-8 OPEN STUDIO. (Save the date! I hope you can stop by.)

Actual fans will be made in Kyoto, Japan using the winners' design. and donated to Reiwa Emperor with the signature of His Highness Priest Shorei-in Monzeki Higashifushimi and a fan to be also donated to respective artist winner.