Nariken, a craftsman who produces authentic Kyo-Yuzen with a sincere attitude toward craftsmanship, and Tsujikura, which makes Japanese umbrellas to pass on the ancient traditional culture of Japan to future generations, have collaborated to create this product.
The most important part of kimono making is the underpainting.
A draftsman who has been drawing various patterns at Nariken for 30 years has drawn classical patterns on Japanese paper that will be used as a Japanese umbrella.
Japanese umbrella craftsmen continue to make purely domestic Japanese umbrellas with the mission of preserving the ancient Japanese manufacturing method and passing it down to the next generation.
Kyo-Yuzen draftsmen and Japanese umbrella craftsmen.
The combination of the earnest attitude toward craftsmanship and the skills of the artisans has resulted in the hand-painted Kyo-Yuzen Japanese parasol.
It is a chrysanthemum pattern in which each petal is made large and long and blooms in profusion.
There are many chrysanthemum patterns, but this one makes the gorgeousness of the chrysanthemum flower stand out even more.
Chrysanthemums have various meanings such as “noble,” “lofty,” “prolongation of life,” “exorcism of evil spirits,” and “stability of mind and body.”
These flowers are also displayed at New Year’s, Boys’ Festival, Shichigosan, and other seasonal occasions.
This is because it has been believed that “good children will grow up if chrysanthemums are arranged” and “good fortune will come if chrysanthemums are displayed.”
It is a Japanese parasol with an auspicious pattern.
The carefully painted chrysanthemum petals, each in a different shade, and the use of gilt on the glossy edge, all express a casual extravagance that makes this piece a refined and gorgeous one.
■Only one in the world
This product is hand-painted by a kimono draftsman and is therefore one-of-a-kind.
It is used as a Japanese parasol as a gift for an important person, as a gift to celebrate anniversaries such as Sanju(80th birthday), or as a Japanese interior decoration.
Material:Kyoto kurotani/Japanese traditional paper ‘washi’
Length: About 80.5cm (about 31.69inch)
Diameter: About 82cm (about 32.3inch)