This is a Japanese umbrella with the auspicious pattern “Peony arabesque”, which has the meaning of longevity and prosperity.
The peony flower pattern on the light blue ground gives a cool impression. It makes rainy days, which can be a bit depressing, more enjoyable.
It is recommended as a gift for your loved ones.
Among the various dyeing techniques used in Japan, katazome washi has a long tradition and is a technique that brings together the rich expression of patterns and the delicate handwork unique to the Japanese. After applying glue to the areas that will not be dyed, colors are applied using different katazome patterns for each color. The design finally becomes clear at the moment the glue rises from the washi in the water in the final process.
This is one of the final steps in the process of making a Wagasa.
Lacquer is applied to the bones of the Wagasa.
Lacquer is resistant to temperature changes such as heat and humidity
It is also effective against insects.
Usually, Tsujikura’s jenome umbrellas are finished with black lacquer.
However, in order to show the patterns and colors of washi paper even when the umbrella is closed, it is finished with transparent lacquer.
Material: Japanese traditional paper ‘washi’
Length: About 74cm (about 29.1inch)
Diameter: About 109cm (about 42.9inch)