-Black bamboo wagasa-
Tsujikura’s black bamboo parasol is made of natural materials without using any metal.
The handle is made of black bamboo, wood is used for the hajiki (parts that hold the umbrella open), and bamboo nails are used to hold the rokuro (parts that connect the bamboo handle and the umbrella bone) in place.
-Blurring stencil-dyed Japanese paper-
Beautifully colored katazome Japanese paper is used for the Washi paper, using the blurring technique in the dyeing process.
The front side of the umbrella has a blurred chrysanthemum arabesque pattern, while the inside shows through the pattern, making it a modern and stylish Japanese parasol.
This is a pattern of four petals in a diamond shape.
It is also used as the family crest of the Kai Takeda family, many Japanese companies, Koshiro Matsumoto, and Somegoro Ichikawa.
Since the Heian period (794-1185), only a few people were allowed to use it as one of the recognized patterns, and it has the meaning of nobility and refinement.
*Please note that these parasols may not be used in rainy weather.Tsujikura's "Black Bamboo" Japanese parasol, made with all natural materials without using a single nail.
The handle grip is made of black bamboo, the hajiki which holds the umbrella open is made of wood, and bamboo nails are used to keep the rokuro, which connects the umbrella bones and the handle, in place.
Furthermore, stencil-dyed washi paper, which uses ombre gradation techniques in the dyeing processes to produce beautiful coloring, is used for the washi paper.
*Please note that these parasols may not be used in rainy weather.
Material:Japanese traditional paper ‘washi’
Shaft: Black Bamboo
Handle: Rattan wrapped
Length: About 80cm (about 31.5inch)
Diameter: About 85cm (about 33.5inch)