Higasa (Japanese parasol)
This umbrella is made of handmade Japanese paper dyed in the color of dew grass and bamboo, and is hand-made by skilled craftsmen. Only a few of these are produced each year.
Matte Janome" revived the old Japanese umbrella specifications by using black bamboo for the handle bamboo and wood for the parts that hold the umbrella in place. The lacquer applied to the umbrella bone is matte black. The deep and calm texture of the lacquer, instead of the glossy lacquer of the past, enhances the chic look of the umbrella when it is opened.
Bangasa (Sturdy umbrella)
This is a sturdy, old-fashioned Bangasa made of bamboo and Japanese paper. The washi is coated with vegetable oil specially designed for Japanese umbrellas to make it waterproof, so it can be used on rainy days. It is handmade in Japan by Wagasa craftsmen who take time to produce each one. Nokiyakko is a type of umbrella with a different color on the outside.