The fan pattern is one of the most celebrated motifs for prosperity and maritime transport, as it is shaped like the end of a fan. As the name suggests, Suehirogari means ‘bright prospects for the future’. It is considered a good omen and an auspicious pattern for development and prosperity. Because of its shape, it is also known as ‘suehiro’. The fan was also considered a tool equipped with the power to invoke divine spirits and sway the spirits of things.