Frequently Asked Questions

Q&A Table of Contents

  1. Q. Is it possible to repair and repaper Japanese umbrellas?
  2. Q.What is the difference between Japanese umbrellas, Janome umbrellas, and Bangasa?
  3. Q. How should I care for Japanese umbrellas?
  4. Q.How many years will it last?
  5. Q.What is the difference between Gifu Japanese umbrellas and other Japanese umbrellas?
  6. Q. About orders (payment, delivery, returns/cancellations)

Q. Is it possible to repair and repaper Japanese umbrellas?

A. If it is just a matter of filling in the holes, it will be a patchwork, but it can be repaired.
If you want to reupholster all the washi paper, it will cost more than new paper because you will have to dismantle everything and start from scratch.
Furthermore, if a Japanese umbrella has been purchased for more than 20 years, the bamboo ribs are likely to deteriorate and become less durable, and there is also a risk of damage during repair work.
Depending on the condition, the craftsman may refuse your repair request.

About repairs
About repairs 2

Q.What is the difference between Japanese umbrellas, Janome umbrellas, and Bangasa?

A. Janome umbrellas and Bangasa are both types of Japanese umbrellas. This is an umbrella that can be used on rainy days.
Umbrellas that are only used on sunny days are referred to as "parasols" in our store.
In addition, there are dance umbrellas used in Kabuki and Japanese dance, Nodate umbrellas and large umbrellas used in tea parties, hanging umbrellas used in Shinto rituals, and special umbrellas used in festivals in each region. There are various types of umbrellas, but they are all collectively called ``Japanese umbrellas''.

●Janome umbrella

It came to be called ``Janome Umbrella'' because the pattern of the ring made of white washi paper looks like a snake's eye, but in modern times it refers to any type of umbrella that is slightly slender and has thread stitching.

  1. There are many gorgeous ones, such as plain colors, patterns, and elaborately textured ones, but both men and women can choose and use them according to their preference.
  2. Enjoy the sound of rain falling on washi paper.
  3. Because it is transparent, you can enjoy two different colors when viewed from the outside and the inside.
  4. The washi paper is coated with oil, so if you use it in a hot place for a long time, the washi paper will deteriorate and tear easily. We recommend using it as an umbrella.

List of Janome Umbrella products


The bones and handle are thicker than the Janome umbrella, giving it a solid feel. They are simple with no decoration, and are often large.

  1. Basically, white Japanese paper is used, and the unpainted bamboo itself shows off its texture and the beauty of its lines.
  2. This is a masterpiece that will make you fall in love with functional beauty.
  3. It's large, so when men wear it at weddings, women can also snuggle up to it.
  4. It is often used as a hanging umbrella with the name of a shrine, temple, restaurant, etc.

List of umbrella products


The ``parasol'' allows you to enjoy the texture of washi paper while gently blocking the sunlight.

  1. The light shining through the washi paper is soft, and you can watch the changing sunlight filtering through the trees as you walk under the trees along the street.
  2. Items with connectable handles can be stored compactly, making them convenient to carry.
  3. It is popular among women because it is small, light, and easy to use without requiring maintenance, but recently it has also been chosen by men.
  4. It does not contain oil to repel rain, so it cannot be used on rainy days.

Parasol product list

Difference between Janome umbrella, Bangasa and Japanese umbrella

Q. How should I care for Japanese umbrellas?

A. When you return home, open your Japanese umbrella at your front door or indoors to dry. Close it when it's dry.
If you repeatedly leave the door closed when it's wet, mold will grow on the bamboo and washi paper, leading to deterioration.
No other special care is required.

See also

  1. Caring for Japanese umbrellas
  2. Tips for incorporating Japanese umbrellas into your daily life

Q.How many years will it last?

A. There is no general guideline for how many years it will last, as it depends on how often you use it and how you use it, but some people have used it for 5 or 10 years. If you use it carefully and extend its lifespan, it will be highly practical.

Q.What is the difference between Gifu Japanese umbrellas and other Japanese umbrellas?

A.Gifu Japanese umbrellas have long been said to be slender and beautiful when closed.They are so dignified that they are said to resemble bamboo when closed and flowers when open.

Q. About orders (payment, delivery, returns/cancellations)


Payment method

・Credit card payment
·Convenience store settlement
·Bank transfer
Juroku Bank Gifu Chuo Branch Ordinary Deposit 1455917
Non-profit organization ORGAN Chairman Yusuke Gaba (Organ)

about shipping cost

The delivery company uses the post office (Yu-Pack).
In the case of a Japanese umbrella
Honshu Shikoku 1,200 yen
Kyushu 1,300 yen
Hokkaido Okinawa 1,600 yen

For single Japanese umbrella bag
Letter pack light nationwide 370 yen
*If you purchase a Japanese umbrella bag together with a Japanese umbrella, it will be included in the package.

About shipping

We generally ship within 3 days, excluding regular holidays (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, year-end and New Year holidays, etc.).
If you have a preferred arrival date and time, please write it in the notes section.

About returns

Generally, we do not accept returns unless the product is defective.
It is handmade using natural materials (bamboo, wood, Japanese paper, etc.).
There are individual differences due to the characteristics of the material.
We hope that you understand and enjoy the texture of the material.