Japanese parasols are very decorative, look at our Japanese section on the site.
There are many traditional designs of umbrellas manufactured today in Japan, we have selected two styles for inclusion in our full range of Oriental Umbrellas for the patio or garden space.
Umbrella design and techniques probably originated in China at around 800 AD they spread across the Far East to Japan, adopted by kings in Cambodia, Laos, Burma, Thailand, Vietnam and Java.
For centuries, Japanese umbrellas have also been an essential accessory for Japanese tea ceremony, kabuki and other important forms of traditional Japanese culture. Traditional umbrellas were designed and produced for all kinds of people and situations. Certainly Japan is one of the only countries in the world that can claim to have such an old and original umbrella culture