Department: Japanese Craft


Hiyoshiya - Kyoto's Tradition of Umbrellas

Experience Kyoto's tradition of umbrellas in the modern day. Hiyoshiya is the only Kyoto umbrella manufacturer to preserve the traditions of classical Edo Japan--a tradition spanning five generations. Japanese umbrellas are not only used as umbrellas.Nowadays, many of them are used as interior displays to add Japanese taste to the room. They are also used as an accessory for fashion shows. KOTORI lampshades gives out an ever-so-gentle glow, creating a comfortable atmosphere.

About Kyoto Japanese Umbrellas

The flourishing ancient Japanese capital of Kyoto was the first place in Japan to build umbrellas. Beneath the strict eyes of the citizens, the umbrellas developed their simple designs devoid of excessive decoration. These umbrellas were crafted with the height of technology from the capital and made from the highest quality materials, thus earning them the name "Kyo (Capital) Umbrellas."

Kyoto Umbrellas combine Echizen washi (Japanese paper) from Fukui, Gokayama washi from Toyama, Mino washi and Madake bamboo from Gifu, Kyomeichiku bamboo, refined Kyo lacquer and braid, and metal braces to create Japanese-style umbrellas of the highest quality.

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