Traditionally the bamboo brush was used to clear leaves from pathways. It can still be used in this manner, but it is also a decorative feature by a Waiting arbour or Japanese Tea house as shown in the product images.
Please note that the handle of the brush is made from natural bamboo, so it may split in time. This is a natural process, and one that cannot be avoided. Brushes are individually made so there may be slight variations in the size of bamboo used, approx 3-4cm in diameter.