Whatchamacallit 130: ANA Folding Fan

Fan from ANA

When I went to Japan, to Hiroshima, for the first time, back in 2013, I made a point of flying ANA, All Nippon Airways, there. At the time, they flew the 787 from Frankfurt to Tokyo Handea. I came back on Swiss via Toyko Narita.

I think the number of times that I have bought crap from Duty Free onboard an airplane can be counted on one hand – I can remember two times, but I imagine I might have done it two or three more times.

This is what I bought onboard one of my ANA flights – an ANA branded folding fan with an airplane motif. I love the detail: even the arms have little airplanes in them. The subtle branding of ANA on the main visible arm to the right.

It came in a carrying case. Which is where the fan stays 99.99% of the time. I would not want to use it in my daily life, instead it hides out on a shelf – a quick little surprise every time I run into it.

During the Covid-19 crisis, I am going to try and make a point of writing a blog post about an object in my home.

We’ll see how long this lasts.

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