Wanting some protection from the sun? This exquisite parasol ticks this box for you!
Known as the Sakura Casa, with kasa being Japanese for umbrella, it’s being perfectly timed for release for the upcoming sakura season in Japan along with the many hanami parties that adorn all the parks.
Like all the quality items from Japan, each parasol is painstakingly made by hand which takes a few months to complete. Consisting of natural bamboo with Japanese paper wrapped carefully around frame, it’s a delicate balance to get the paper just right to enable the parasol to open and close smoothly.
The paper is quite special as it’s from the Gifu prefecture known as Mino washi. Being that the parasols take months to complete using these fine materials and exclusive paper, they don’t come cheap and as such the makers have kindly asked that they only receive genuine inquiries. If you want to make an inquiry, here’s the details below but don’t forget…if you have to ask how much it costs, it probably means you can’t afford it.
Wagasa Casa / 和傘CASA
Address: Gifu-ken, Gifu-shi, Minatomachi 29
Hours: 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. (Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays)