In many anime, a student council president or senior member uses essentially a paper 'fan' to discipline others. Kind of looks like a paper that has been folded up.

Is it really a fan of some sort or something different? Does it has a specific name (in Japanese)?


That'd be a Harisen, a paper fan used extensively in manzai comedy by the tsukkomi to smack the bokke's funny antics. I guess it just bleeded into anime for its comedic factor.

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