It's very muggy now in Japan. One of the necessities in this season is a folding fan. My office is comfortable thanks to the air conditioner, but I always carry a fan during a house visit.
When I took my car to the car dealer for its 6-months' regular maintenance the other day, they gave me their novelty goods item of a folding fan, on which the logo of the Mercedes-Benz was inscribed. As I have one, I decided to keep it in my desk drawer for future use. At that time, I found a broken one deep in my desk drawer, and I'll show it to you. It was also one of the novelty goods from a pharmaceutical company.
As you see, lots of Korean letters are written on it. Around the time when I received this folding fan about probably 10 years ago, I was learning Korean and using the fan as a memo pad. Korean fundamental sentences are noted down on it. I attained to a certain proficiency level with Korean and am learning German now.
By the way, a folding fan is called "sensu" or "ougi" in Japanese. "Ougi" is a part of "hiougigai" which I wrote about in the previous entry. A word, "hiougigai" is constructed of three parts, "hi", "ougi", and "gai", which stand for "scarlet", "a folding fan", and "clam" respectively. You would say "Exactly!", if you saw pictures of it.
novelty goods 販促品