Kyoto “Kurotani Washi” × Kyoto “Wagasa-ya Tsujikura
A traditional craft that has been protected and nurtured throughout its long history.
Kurotani Washi, a paper-making village in Ayabe City, Kyoto Prefecture, is a very rare type of Japanese paper that is made one sheet at a time by craftsmen.
Because it is strong, long-lasting, and can withstand long-term storage, it is also used in the restoration of cultural properties.
The rare Kurotani Unryu paper is used to make special washi for Tsujikura’s Japanese umbrellas.
The washi craftsman said that it was very difficult to produce the specified color.
As Tsujikura hoped, Unryu paper was finally ready.
The skilled craftsmen took time to carefully finish it into a snake eyes umbrella.
From the raw materials to the finished product, the craftsmen insist on the real thing.
It is not only gorgeous. We hope you can feel the long story of how this umbrella was made. Kurotani Washi “Byakko” – a superb product.
We hope you will enjoy this gem of Kyoto Kurotani Washi and Kyoto Wagasa-ya Tsujikura.This umbrella is made with Washi paper. It is slim and light, the most simple style and easy to use. It is recommended for the first Wagasa. Maiko and Geiko in Kyoto are actually using this type of Wagasa.
Material:Japanese traditional paper ‘washi’
Length: About 80.5cm (about 31.7inch)
Diameter: About 82cm (about 32.3inch)