|Item Name||Japanese Umbrella Bangasa|
108 U.S.dollars 82 euros
|Packing weight||about 1,000g|
Umbrella cloth: Paper
*oil have been painted.
It is waterproof so that you can also use it on the rainy day. In order to use long more, we suggest that you should dry it in the shade after use.
In addition, the Japanese umbrella is manufactured by hand of all craftsmen.
To each product, there are individual differences.
And so the error of color shades and sizes.
Please be forewarned.
Japanese Umbrella is made of Japanese papers.
But you can use this umbrella even on rainy days!
Because it is anoint repeatedly oil on papers.
And therefore, it is a very strong smell of oil. Whenever opening it and ventilating, it smells soft.
Japanese umbrella has a characteristic that whenever we use it,
a part of white background will change color to light brown.
The oil is oxidized as time goes by.
That’s why we have to oil on the papers again.
When finished using on rain day, please wipe the water with a dry cloth and keep opening this umbrella while drying in the shade. By doing so, you can use it more.
Ban-gasa’s frames are thick like a soul of Samurai who are
"Shitsu-Jitsu-Gou-Ken (this mean is simplicity, strong both physically and mentally)".
On the other hand, Janome-gasa is delicate like a woman from old times in Japan.
In general, Ban-gasa is mainly used by men because the weight is heavy.
And then women prefer Janome-gasa relatively lightweight to the former one.
Both of these have used as the umbrellas for rain.
It is a practical umbrella that is put the Japanese paper on with the framework of thick bamboo painting oil.
Samurai of a period drama uses the umbrella. That is Bangasa.
In some drama, you can watch people making the umbrella and earning money. They are poor and low samurai.
That why samurai and every men like the umbrella and have it in Edo period.
These days, Bangasa is used along with the kimono as the rental on at a luxury hotel.
All most of men primarily love it.
The umbrella’s frames are thicker and heavier then Janomegasa and other umbrellas.
The frames and handle are so strong, and so is paper. The grip is made of bamboo. You can use it practically!
Anyway, please use the umbrella when you go outside with kimono!