Although small, the production, materials, and craftsmanship are exactly the same as the real thing!
Made of Mino handmade Japanese paper dyed with Gujo Honzome indigo. Gujo Honzome" is designated as an intangible cultural asset of Gujo City.
Speaking of sweetfish, the clear Nagara River runs through the center of Gifu City. The annual cormorant fishing event held from May 11 to October 15 comes to mind.
The indigo-dyed washi paper is used as a representation of the deep, clear river, and the two ayu fish swimming dynamically as if chasing each other are made into small bean wagasa (umbrella). The spots behind the pectoral fins (originally yellow), one of the characteristics of natural ayu fish, are also expressed.
The vivid green color of the thread stitching is an accent.
This size is just cute.
As with the parasol, it is made of unoiled Japanese paper, so please be careful not to get it wet.
It is delivered in a closed state because it opens and closes.
Mino handmade washi: Saigusagami Kobo, Takeshi Kano
Aizome: Gujo Honzome Watanabe Dyeing Shop, Kazuyoshi Watanabe
Handle and wheel: Kazuo Nagaya, Nagaya Woodworks
Wagasa umbrella: Miki Tanaka, Takahashi Wagasa
Length of umbrella: approx. 21cm
Diameter: approx. 37 cm
Total length (including handle): approx. 28 cm
Number of bones: 24
Weight: approx. 75g
Comes in a box
＜Only one available.
There is a possibility that the product will be sold out by mistake since it is also sold in the store.
In that case, we may contact you to cancel your purchase even if you have completed the purchase procedure. Please understand this in advance.
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All Gifu Japanese umbrellas are carefully made one by one by the hands of craftsmen.
It takes over two months to make one Japanese umbrella.
Japanese umbrellas, which are said to be ``open as flowers, closed as bamboo'', are traditional Japanese crafts that are filled with the skill of craftsmen and attention to detail.
Each Japanese umbrella is created through numerous production processes that last over two months.
The thoughtfulness of craftsmen and traditional techniques create delicate beauty.
The framework of a Japanese umbrella is made from a piece of bamboo that is split evenly and assembled so that when the umbrella is folded, it returns to its original shape.
The moment you open it, the colors of the Japanese paper and the delicate threads create a beautiful shadow that surrounds the person holding it.
All of these are the only Japanese umbrellas in the world, created through the painstaking work of craftsmen.