Various fan patterns

Auspicious Designs

A design depicting an object that is considered auspicious.

Hemp leaf pattern

Hemp leaves grow so fast that they can reach 4 meters in 4 months, and they continue to grow straight up, so the design is intended to wish for the healthy growth of children.

The "hemp leaf" pattern also has the meaning of repelling evil, and has been widely used as a pattern for maternity clothes since ancient times.

The hemp leaf pattern is used in the new 2022 Edo fan, Ball and Clouds.

Wave and Chidori

The "Nami Chidori" depicted with waves and water is considered an auspicious pattern for marital bliss and domestic safety, as it refers to the metaphor of the waves between the waves to the world and means "overcoming rough waves together.

Chidori" also has the meaning of "winning luck" and "achieving one's goals" because of the logo combination of "Chidori" and "Chidori".


Dragonflies are valuable beneficial insects that get rid of pests and symbolize a good harvest.

Dragonflies were also called "victory bugs" or "shogun bugs" because they flew quickly through the air to catch insects, and were favored by warriors.

Hyotan (gourd) design

Gourds are also believed to be a symbol of prosperity, good fortune, prosperous business, and good health, because of the abundant fruits they bear.

The six gourds are also meant to ward off evil spirits, and the shape of the gourd is meant to absorb them and keep them at bay. Gourds are also called "Senjo Gourds," which means "thousand gourds," and are a pattern of good luck, as it is said that one's wishes will be fulfilled.

Checkered pattern

This pattern is said to signify eternity, expansion, and prosperity because of its image of endlessness and expansiveness.


To take a thousand. In other words, to gain much. It represents victory and abundance.

A member of the plover family that congregates near water, the plover is a small, cute bird with a short beak.

Blue sea wave

The gentle, endless wave pattern represents the wish that life will continue to be peaceful and tranquil forever.

It is also an auspicious pattern that brings good luck.

Flowing Water Pattern

The Ryusui pattern depicts flowing water in lines. The meaning of "flowing" is "to cast away evil," or to ward off evil spirits.

Flowing water also represents purity and is used to ward off fire.

Scale pattern, persimmon color

Scale patterns are reminiscent of snakes and butterflies, and were considered to be a pattern to ward off evil, as they shed their skins to shed their bad luck and "rebirth".

In addition, it was believed that triangles had the power to ward off evil, and since scales are used to protect oneself, scale patterns are also used to ward off evil.

Scale pattern, purple

Scale patterns in purple are effective in warding off evil and evil spirits.

During the Edo period (1603-1868), the use of expensive purple dyed with purple roots was forbidden due to the "prohibition of extravagance" that forbade extravagance.

A fan with a purple scale pattern, which has an expensive image, is used to ward off evil spirits.


This design is a series of patterns of weights used as a weight on a balance plate.
The weight has an interesting shape with a narrow center, and as a good omen, it was favored as one of the "hozu-zukushi" (treasure-supplying) motifs.

Takarazukushi is one of the auspicious patterns and refers to a collection of treasures.


Ume (Japanese apricot) represents "endurance" over the cold winter and "vitality" that heralds the arrival of spring.

It is also considered a symbol of "abundance" since cherry blossom viewing was an event to pray for a good harvest, and of "prosperity of offspring" since many flowers bloom at once.

There are "Kozakura" and "Hananakada" patterns with scattered petals.