This hand-painted bamboo fan features bamboo, which is known as a symbol of good luck in Japan. It's also one of the symbols of the New Year celebrations in Japan. Snow-covered bamboos, as featured in this fan, represents the ability to spring back in the face of adversity. The Japanese are very fond of bamboo because it grows straight and fast, representing vigor and growth. The bamboo plant is painted by hand on washi, which is a type of traditional Japanese paper registered as a UNESCO intangible cultural heritage. Washi has a unique touch and is stronger and longer-lasting than standard paper. This lightweight fan comes with its own unique case.