Bangasa (Sturdy umbrella)
This is a sturdy, old-fashioned Bangasa made of bamboo and Japanese paper. The washi is coated with vegetable oil specially designed for Japanese umbrellas to make it waterproof, so it can be used on rainy days. It is handmade in Japan by Wagasa craftsmen who take time to produce each one. Nokiyakko is a type of umbrella with a different color on the outside.