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 Wagasa is made from this rare Kurotani Unryu paper.
All of the raw materials are made from natural materials.
It is not only gorgeous.
We hope you will feel the long story of the process of making this superb product.
Kyoto Kurotani Specially Selected Parasol “Crystal”
This is a Japanese parasol with a light blue-purple color.
Each of the charms of this parasol can be felt with the five senses.
The handle is made of black bamboo. The handle is made of black bamboo, which feels smooth and comfortable when you hold it in your hand.
It feels smooth and comfortable in your hand.
When the umbrella is closed, the original slim and beautiful appearance of a single bamboo stick is created.
When held up to the sun, the Kozo (paper mulberry) of the Unryu paper shows through.
Unryu-gami is made of 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 washi separating one by one when the umbrella is opened.
The stopper, which determines how the umbrella opens, is made of wood instead of metal fittings.
The sound of the wooden clasp is a pleasant echo.
Kyoto Kurotani Washi” and “Kyoto Wagasa shop Tsujikura” will provide you with a superb product.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.
Material:Japanese traditional paper ‘washi’
Color: Light blue purple
Length: About 80.5cm (about 31.7inch)
Diameter: About 82cm (about 32.3inch)