Japanese umbrella is essential to traditional Japanese culture
Japanese umbrellas began to be used widely and manufacturing techniques were established in the Edo period. Hiroshige Ando, a famous painter of a collection of 100 pictures of everyday life in the Edo Period, depicted energetic images of people using umbrellas in the rain and also Utamaro Kitagawa used Japanese umbrellas in his Ukiyoe masterpieces of beautiful women.
Currently, Japanese umbrellas are rarely used as commodities but take an important role in Japanese tea ceremony, dance and Kabuki as an essential item that represents Japanese traditional culture.
Futhermore, Japanese umbrellas are recently valued as advertising, display and exhibition item and also souvenirs. Japanese skills and arts provide quality that is faithful to our expectations and Japanese umbrellas are no exception. When you actually touch it, you can find beauty, special scent and satisfaction.