Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Japanese umbrella

Sanzen-in Temple, Kyoto sightseeing
These are traditional umbrellas.

The frame is made of bamboo or wood and on the frame is pasted the paper soaked through some oil or wax to repel water. We hardly use them today but I sometimes watch women wearing kimono, traditional clothes, put up this traditional umbrella in the town.

By the way, samurais losing their jobs in those days used to make this umbrella at home on the side to earn money.
Location by Google Map


At 11/28/2006 6:09 PM, Blogger Kris said...

they'd be great for contemporary decor..i'm inspired!

At 11/28/2006 7:43 PM, Blogger lynn said...

Thanks for that knowledge, why are they there, just for decoration? They really do add colour to the scene.

At 11/28/2006 10:44 PM, Blogger Nathalie said...

They are so colourful. Why are they on this bridge? On display? Are they for sale?

At 11/29/2006 4:04 PM, Blogger Jing said...

so colourful umbrellas!
and very interesting information about the samurais.Actually i like to read the articles about them, very charming characters in history.


At 11/30/2006 9:32 PM, Blogger macky said...

Thank you for the comments.
Near the bridge is a souvenir shop and it sells the umbrellas.


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