This western-style umbrella is imbued with Japanese elegance, as befits its elegant name in Japanese: “a graceful cherry blossom, hand-open, long umbrella with a braided cord handle.” The canopy is made from Koshu Ori, a fabric created exclusively for umbrellas, which is woven after the thread is dyed, making for an elegant and rich texture as well as a distinctive sheen. The handle is created from rare and valuable Japanese wild cherry, and skillfully wrapped with a braided cord inspired by kimono belts. Through meticulous craftsmanship involving more than 100 steps such as wooden pattern making, cutting, and sewing, this masterpiece umbrella exemplifies the beauty of Japan.
The miyabizakura umbrella was brought to life under the concept of producing a Japanese umbrella that would convey a sense of beauty unique to Japan. From the Koshu Ori fabric and Japan’s traditional braided cord to the handle made of Japanese wild cherry, each piece of the umbrella has been made using materials imbued with Japanese culture. It’s an umbrella that best expresses our spirit of omotenashi.