-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 skilled craftsmen carefully crafted this rare Kurotani Unryu paper into a snake’s-eye umbrella over a long period of time.
We are pleased to offer you a superb product of “Kyoto Kurotani Washi” and “Kyoto Wagasa shop Tsujikura”.
-Special selection “Hakuryu” (White Dragon)-
The White Dragon is a dragon that presides over the autumn and protects the western direction.
This Wagasa expresses the calm, gentle, pure and sacred white dragon.
This Wagasa is made of very strong and beautiful Unryu paper made in Kurotani, Kyoto.
Wagasa is made of very strong and beautiful Unryu paper made in Kurotani, Kyoto.
The beauty stands out beautifully with the beautifully transparent view of the Kozo paper.
≪Kurotani Washi, the home of paper-making in Ayabe, Kyoto
The number of washi craftsmen has continued to decline over time, and is now in the single digits.
However, the number of craftsmen is relatively young, mainly in their 30s and 40s, and the production area is very active.
While preserving the traditional “handmade paper” technique that has continued for more than 800 years, the production area is also strengthening the development of new products and the production area’s brand.
While preserving the traditional handmade craftsmanship that has continued for more than 800 years, the region is also working to develop new products and strengthen the local brand.
Material:Japanese traditional paper ‘washi’
Length: About 74cm (about 29.1inch)
Diameter: About 105cm (about 41.3inch)