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Traditional Handicrafts
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     Ohi Ware      Kanazawa Shikki        (Lacquerware)      Kaga Zogan
     Kaga Mizuhiki
       (Gift Wrapping String)
     Kanazawa Wagasa (Traditional Japanese Bamboo and Paper Umbrellas)
     Futamata's Japanese
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Kanazawa Wagasa (Traditional Japanese Bamboo and Paper Umbrellas)
Exhibition and sale
- Kanazawa Crafts Hirosaka

A wagasa is a Japanese traditional umbrella consisting of washi (Japanese paper) with a bamboo handle and ribs. Japanese traditional umbrellas are still indispensable to the tea ceremony and Japanese dance though Western-style umbrellas have replaced them in Japanese people's daily lives. By taking into consideration the climate of Kanazawa, where it rains or snows a lot, the Kanazawa wagasa is of strong structure with four sheets of Japanese paper pasted to the central part of the umbrella. Furthermore, the Kanazawa wagasa is characterized by its splendid and graceful color and design.

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