Posted 8 years ago
A geisha holding WAGASA- Paper Umbrella
These umbrellas are made using Mino washi, a strong local paper. A number of natural materials are used in the production process and there are a limited number of people who have the skills to make the umbrellas.
Among traditional crafts in Japan, Wagasa is particularly difficult to make with over 100 steps involved from start to finish. Because of all the skills required to make the umbrellas, it would be difficult for one person to make an umbrella through each step.