〜Craftsman’s handiwork〜

We are working on the process of making wagasa, which is called “Do-bari (stretching the body). This time, we are making “Tsukiyakko,” a Japanese umbrella with a traditional pattern of a full moon and a crescent moon. The crescent moon part is first stretched and then the full moon part is stretched, which is a […]

〜Waterproofing of rain umbrellas〜

There are various types of Japanese umbrellas, and among them, rain umbrellas are waterproofed by applying oil to Japanese paper to repel raindrops.After the Japanese paper is stretched over the frame of the umbrella, oil is applied evenly, and the umbrella is left to dry in the sun for several days until the oil dries.It […]