The original text with pictures can be found at this Sadou Nyuumon.

How to Place the Fan

In chanoyu, the fan is carried throughout the four seasons. When greeting, or when admiring the tokonoma or tea utensils, it is used by placing it before your knees.

Omotesenke
Until the host is greeted, the fan is placed by the side of the right knee. When greeting the host, greet by putting out the fan before your knees, (the top) facing the left. When the greeting is finish, place it behind yourself. This time, the first guest’s fan is placed with the top facing the direction of the second guest. For the second guest and below, the top is facing the direction of the first guest.

Urasenke
After entering the tea seating, and arriving at your permanent seat, place it behind yourself with your right hand. This time, the first guest’s fan is placed with the top facing the direction of the second guest. For the second guest and below, the top is facing the direction of the first guest.

Mushanokojisenke
The fan is always placed on the right side. When greeting the the host, greet place it out before your knees. When the greeting is finished, place the fan vertically on your right side. Only when standing to admire during the sumi-temae is it placed horizontally behind you.

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