Handmade Umbrellas / by Michelle Linden



When C & I visited Tokyo a few years ago, we brought home two of those clear plastic umbrellas as souvenirs. Because it rained the whole time we were in Japan, we really needed the umbrellas, and the clear ones seemed like the ubiquitous Japanese umbrella at the time... Now, I wish we had come across these lovely handmade umbrellas, built by Mr. Kitazawa. The delicate craftsmanship is really beautiful and the fabrics remind me of Japanese papers.
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