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”.
-Kyoto Kurotani special selection “Kuroryu” (Black Dragon)-
According to the ancient Chinese philosophy of the five elements, the black dragon is the guardian god of the northern direction. It is a legendary divine beast, but it is also a god closely related to water and is considered to have powerful power.
This Wagasa is made from Kurotani (Kyoto) Washi Unryu paper, the strongest of Tsujikura’s Wagasa.
We expressed “Black Dragon” with this Wagasa that has both beauty and toughness.
Black is said to be strong enough not to be influenced by others because it is not dyed by other colors.
Washi before it is made into a Wagasa is also very beautiful, but a tailored Wagasa has a beautiful transparency of the Kozo (paper mulberry) of Washi.
The beauty of the paper stands out beautifully.
-Kurotani Washi, the home of paper-making in Ayabe, Kyoto-
The number of washi craftsmen has been decreasing with the changing times, and is now in the single digits.
However, the number of craftsmen is still 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)