This is a parasol made of two different layers of Japanese paper, called double-layered paper.
The outside is made of plain, bright navy blue washi paper, and the inside is made of origami-dyed washi paper with gorgeous colors.
When light shines in from the inside, the transparency of the Japanese paper creates a beautiful pattern on the front.
The handle and potter's wheel are finished with wipe lacquer (cashew lacquer), giving it a tasteful wood grain texture.
The surface of the umbrella rib is characterized by a glossy green-toned navy blue paint (cashew lacquer).
◆Umbrella length approximately 48cm
◆Diameter approx. 84cm
◆Total length (including handle) approx. 75cm
◆Number of bones: 40 ◆Handle cannot be removed
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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.