◆Kyoto “Kurotani Washi” × Kyoto “Wagasa shop Tsujikura”
A traditional craft that has been protected and nurtured through a long history.
“Kurotani Washi,” the paper-making village in 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.
Kurotani’s Unryu paper, finished after a long period of time, beautifully highlights the Kozo paper when held up to the sun.
We make our products from the finest raw materials.
We hope you will feel the long story of how it is made.
◆Specially selected Kurotani Washi “Kohaku”
This is amber-colored Unryu paper made from Kozo paper. This amber-colored Unryu paper is made by leaving streaks of Kozo paper during the papermaking process.
“Kohaku” is a transparent yellowish brown color.
◆Each and every charm -Wagasa, that can be felt with all five senses
・The handle is made of black bamboo.It feels smooth and comfortable in your hand when you hold it.
・When the umbrella is closed, the original slender and beautiful form of a single bamboo is restored.
・Kozo (paper mulberry) of Unryu paper, which shows through when held up to the sun.
・Unryu paper is paper with long fibers of kozo (paper mulberry) torn by hand and scattered on the base paper to form a cloud-like pattern.
・The sound of the folded Japanese paper separating one by one when the umbrella is opened.
・The stopper, which determines the opening of the umbrella, is made of wood instead of metal fittings.The sound of the wooden claw is pleasant to listen to.
We are pleased to offer you the finest products of “Kyoto Kurotani Washi” and “Kyoto Wagasa shop 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.
Specifications: Rain umbrella
Material: Kyoto Kurotani handmade paper (waterproofed)
Shaft : Bamboo
Latch : Wooden
Headband: Waterproof double-layered cloth