-Black bamboo wagasa-
This is a Japanese parasol made of natural materials, not only the black bamboo handle but also all the small parts.
The hajiki, which holds the umbrella open, is made of wood instead of metal.
Bamboo nails are used to connect each part.
The indescribable sound of the wooden hajiki is pleasant when the umbrella is opened, and the black bamboo feels comfortable in the hand.
-Striped Bunjin Cha-
Striped textiles were first introduced to Japan in earnest during the Muromachi period (1336-1573).
Symbolizing the spirit of sophistication, this Japanese parasol has a deep and austere brown striped pattern favored by literati.
This Japanese umbrella is recommended for stylish adult men and those who prefer subdued colors.
Katazome is one of the oldest of Japan’s diverse dyeing techniques, and is a technique that brings together a rich pattern expression and the delicate handwork unique to the Japanese.
After applying glue to the areas that are not to be dyed, colors are applied using a different color stencil for each color.
In the final process, the glue rises out of the washi in the water and the design becomes clear.
The process of making a single wagasa involves a variety of craftsmen, including those who make the bones that form the framework, those who make the potter’s wheel that connects the bones, and those who make the Japanese paper.
Tsujikura’s craftsmen then turn them into a single Japanese umbrella.
Wagasa is created through relationships between people, and these relationships are further connected with customers, leading to the next generation.
We named Tsujikura’s Japanese parasols “En” with the meaning of “to connect”.
We will devote ourselves to making wagasa every day so that we can connect with people all over the world through “En”.
*Please note that these parasols may not be used in rainy weather.
Material:Japanese traditional paper ‘washi’
Shaft: Black Bamboo
Length: About 80cm (about 31.5inch)
Diameter: About 85cm (about 33.5inch)