Most beautiful Japanese umbrellas

Sure you’ve seen some of them in movies before and said – “I want one of those”. They’re nothing like our regular umbrellas because they are made from paper but you can still use them on rainy days.

This kind of umbrella subsequently spread across Asia, to Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Malaysia, Burma, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Laos. People in these countries have further developed the oil paper umbrella with different characteristics. Other than the purpose of providing shade, oil-paper umbrellas are also traditional essential wedding items.

In both traditional Chinese and Japanese weddings, the matron of honor would cover the bride with the oil-paper umbrella upon arrival in order to avoid evil spirits. Purple umbrellas are a symbol of longevity for the elders, while white umbrellas are used in funerals. Oil-paper umbrellas are also used as props in Japanese traditional dances and tea ceremonies.

These are only few most beautiful of them. Let us know which one is your favorite in the comments down bellow.

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