■Japanese Buddhist handcrafted Chukei ritual ceremonial fan, Size: 30.5cm (12") long
The Buddhist Chukei fan is used as a stand so religious items only touch a religious surface. Rosary, sutra book(s), etc. are placed on the Chukei fan during Buddhist ritual ceremonies. Buddhist ceremonial items are placed on the Chukei fan when it is in the folded position.
Sometimes, the Chukei fan is used to hit something in order to make a loud sound / noise.