Japanese Umbrella Size Guide

Japanese Umbrella Size Guide

Listed size of Japanese umbrella

The size of a Japanese umbrella is an important point to consider when choosing an umbrella. We recommend finding the size that suits your height, and then choosing the size that best suits your needs, such as "bigger is better" or "lighter and more maneuverable."

At Wagasa CASA, we offer the following sizes of Japanese umbrellas:
Diameter (across, diameter when in use)
Total length (including handle)
Umbrella length (length of ribs)
Number of ribs
It is stated by weight.
*There may be slight differences depending on the product.

Japanese umbrella size chart

Differences with Western umbrella size notations

Generally, Western-style umbrellas are sold according to the length of the ribs, with most men's umbrellas starting from 65 cm and most women's umbrellas starting from 60 cm.

Because Japanese umbrellas are structured differently from Western umbrellas, even if the ribs are the same length, the surface area of ​​a Japanese umbrella is larger than that of a Western umbrella. This is done to prevent the obi of a kimono from getting wet.
Also, because it has a large number of bones and is made from natural materials, it is relatively heavy.

Comparison of the structure of Western and Japanese umbrellas

Japanese umbrella sizes according to height

Japanese umbrella size example: For an adult woman (height 163 cm)

Japanese umbrella size example: For 7 and 3 year olds

Diameter (when in use) Main Japanese Umbrellas Usability
Diameter: Approximately 86cm Parasols, etc. The size highlights its delicate cuteness. It's light, so you won't get tired even if you hold it for a long time. It's easy to maneuver, so it's easy to pass people. It's the perfect size for children to hold.
Diameter: Approximately 92cm Small snake-eye umbrella,
Small umbrellas,
If you are looking for a smaller sized umbrella, this is it. It is light, so you won't get tired even if you hold it for a long time. It is the perfect size for children to hold.
Its short length makes it easy to carry even when folded.
Diameter: about 106cm Snake-eye umbrella etc. This is the standard and most common umbrella size. There are many different designs available.
It is easy for adult women to match their outfits and fit well. It is also a size that is easy for men to handle and use.
It is also less likely to get wet, so you can use it for long periods of time on rainy days without worry.
If you don't want to include a crowd in your photo, you can have your subject hold it to easily hide any unnecessary objects.
If both of you are holding an umbrella, please be careful not to stand too close as it may tear.
It will be big and heavy for children, so although its small size stands out, there is a concern that they will get tired if they hold it for a long time, or that they may put it down accidentally and break it.
Diameter: about 110cm Umbrellas etc. It is quite large and heavy. The handle is sturdy and thick, so it is recommended for men and women who like cool fashion. It is difficult to get wet even if you have a lot of luggage, but you should be careful of the wind and people passing by. It is not recommended for children to use it alone. It is useful when parents and children or couples are under one umbrella, or when you want to cover the entire background with a Japanese umbrella for a photo shoot.
It is quite large even when folded, so we recommend using a carry umbrella bag to prevent it from getting caught under your feet.

If you're unsure, we recommend a standard snake-eye umbrella size.

The Japanese umbrellas sold at Wagasa CASA are handmade, one-of-a-kind items, and your favorite design will be a one-off, so we hope you will consider your own purpose and your favorite design when choosing an umbrella that you can cherish for a long time.

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