This sensu (folding fan) is made entirely of sandalwood. The fan is held together with blue ribbon (now detached). Each rib and guard are rounded at the top; a metal hook and pin hold the end of the handle together. A cream-colored tassel is tied onto the hook.
The fan is painted with a landscape scene featuring six male figures, one on the guard and five on the ribbing. The central figure is riding a horse and carrying two swords at his waist, identifying his status as a samurai. Another figure, the retainer, runs after the horse, with a happy expression visible on his face. He wears a dark kimono top with a white cutout diamond on the back, likely signifying the samurai's mon (family crest). The other figures include a fisherman on his boat in the water in the background, and an elderly man on the left of the fan, taking a break to smoke a pipe. A smaller figure stands near the elderly man. The last figure is on the far right and possibly represent a farmer holding some sort of hoe as he returns to his thatched roof home.
The opposite side of the fan is decorated with a floral arrangement consisting of morning glories, star flowers, and a hibiscus at the center, with a bird swooping down from the right.