Xi Wangmu, literally Queen Mother of the West's official Taoist title is Yaochi Jinmu (瑤池金母), or the Golden Mother of the Shining Lake. T'ang dynasty biographers name her: The Primordial Ruler, Metal (Gold) Mother; Metal (Gold) Mother of Tortoise Mountain, She of the Nine Numina and the Grand Marvel; and the Perfected Marvel of the Western Florescence and the Ultimate Worthy of the Grotto Yin. Wow!
Japanese Hand Fans - the folding fan was invented in Japan in the 8th century and taken to China in the 9th century. They're used by warriors, actors, and children, given as presents, serve as trays for holding gifts, and used in religious ceremonies. The top of the fan handle symbolizes the beginning of life; the ribs symbolize the roads of life going out in all directions to good fortune.