The jyanome pattern looks like the eyes of a snake in the pattern of white rings, which is why it is called jyanome umbrella.
The Wagasa itself has the meaning of protection from evil, but the jyanome pattern has the meaning of “protection from evil and bringing good luck.
A jyanome umbrella was given to a bride as a wedding gift at milestones in her life such as the seven-five-three festival, coming-of-age ceremony, and wedding ceremony, with the wish that she would spend her life happily and free from misfortune.
This design has been popular for a long time, as shown in the many Ukiyoe paintings of beautiful women holding jyanome patterned umbrellas.
Tsujikura’s serpentine pattern has been created with a combination of various colors in addition to the white ringed serpentine pattern.
The handle is made of black bamboo, and the parts to hold the umbrella are made of wood, reviving the traditional Japanese umbrella specifications.
The lacquer used for the umbrella bones is matte black. The lacquer coating on the umbrella bones is matte black, not the glossy lacquer used in the past, but a deep and calm texture that enhances the chic atmosphere when the umbrella is opened.
Tsujikura has breathed new life into the traditional snake eyes pattern that has been handed down to us by our predecessors, while preserving it.