Kyoto “Kurotani Washi” × Kyoto “Wagasa shop Tsujikura
A traditional craft that has been preserved and nurtured through a long history.
Kurotani Washi,” from the paper-making village of Ayabe, Kyoto, is a very rare type of Japanese paper that is made entirely by hand by craftsmen. Kurotani washi is used in the restoration of cultural properties because of its durability and longevity, and its ability to withstand long-term preservation. Tsujikura’s Wagasa is made from this rare Kurotani Unryu paper.
Fubuki” (blowing snow)
This is a handmade Washi umbrella with the texture of the black bark of kouzo trees and the thick fibers left on the paper like “Fubuki”.
The raw materials are carefully selected and manufactured with the highest quality.
We hope you will feel the long story of how it was made.
Each of the charms of the Wagasa – Feel it with your five senses.
The handle is made of white bamboo. The handle is made of white bamboo, which feels smooth and comfortable when you hold it in your hand.
It feels smooth and comfortable when you hold it in your hand.
The handle is made of white bamboo, which feels smooth and comfortable when held in the hand.
Unryu-gami is made of long fibers of kozo (paper mulberry) torn by hand and scattered on the base paper to form a cloud-like pattern.
The sound you hear when you open the umbrella is the sound of the folded washi separating one by one.
Kyoto Kurotani Washi” and “Kyoto Wagasa shop Tsujikura” will bring you a superb product.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)