Japanese umbrella

By Tenkaijapan - Last updated: 日曜日, 10月 10, 2010 - Save & Share - Leave a Comment

Japanese umbrellas have long been a popular fashion accessory. Though practical tools for protection from rain and sunlight, they also had to be attractive and stylish as fashion was a major industry in Japan from the middle of the Edo period onwards. Many Edo-period paintings depict beautiful women in gorgeous kimono with a fashionable umbrella in hand.

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