Wagasa (和傘) is the name of a traditional Japanese paper umbrella. Japanese umbrellas were originally intended to provide shelter from the sun and thought to protect aristocrats from evil spirits, but were eventually used to repel rain and snow when the paper was waterproofed with oil. Wagasa have also been an important fashion accessory and part of the culture of the Japanese tea ceremony, kabuki, and other performance art. The word “wagasa” is a combination of the characters “paper” and “umbrella.”
Available in two sizes. Frame not included.
- Material: Mohawk Superfine Ultrawhite Eggshell 270gsm acid-free card from GF Smith
- Printing process: Archival giclee pigment ink
- Origin: Printed and hand-cut in Nottingham, United Kingdom
Delivery times & prices
We ship worldwide. 日本へ国際郵便で送ります。
- UK deliveries: 3-4 working days via Royal Mail 1st class
- International deliveries available via Royal Mail International Standard Airmail
- Prices calculated during checkout
For more information on shipping times for international deliveries, please check the delivery & returns page.
Due to travel arrangements, I will be shipping these prints around August 18, 2017.