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.
■Jakuchu Ito, 1716-1800, Aged 84
Jakuchu was born as the eldest son of a greengrocery wholesaler in Nishiki-koji, Kyoto.
He spent his life surrounded by the delicacies of the sea and the mountains, and he painted the objects in front of him to express their true nature.
In dazzling, extreme colors, chickens, insects, seafood, plants and flowers are painted with unusual concentration and excellent design.
This “Saboten Gunkei-zu” by Jakuchu was painted on Japanese paper by Nariken’s draftsmen, and made into a Japanese parasol by Tsujikura’s Japanese umbrella craftsmen.
■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)