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January 23, 2020
2020.01.23

Matsuda wagasa store. 123 years of history; three generations of Matsuda craftsmen. When the Matsudas started out, there were 118 licensed Kanazawa wagasa producers. Now, Matsuda san is the only Japanese paper umbrella maker left.

 

An order can take 18 months. These natural works of art are used by 90% of clients; they’re not just to be admired. While visiting the store, Matsuda san was repairing a wagasa made by his father, 49 years ago.

 

These Matsuda wagasas are works of art: so beautiful. And, also, so practical, you’ll never let them out of your sight. Conventional wisdom from local geisha says, it’s the number one item that, when left in taxis and reported, is not returned. For a country where doing the right thing still is the norm, this is startling. These items are so rare and lovely, they do not get returned.

#kanazawaadventuresMatsuda wagasa store. 123 years of history; three generations of Matsuda craftsmen. When the Matsudas started out, there were 118 licensed Kanazawa wagasa producers. Now, Matsuda san is the only Japanese paper umbrella maker left. @matsuda_wagasa An order can take 18 months. These natural works of art are used by 90% of clients; they’re not just to be admired. While visiting the store, Matsuda san was repairing a wagasa made by his father, 49 years ago. These Matsuda wagasas are works of art: so beautiful. And, also, so practical, you’ll never let them out of your sight. Conventional wisdom from local geisha says, it’s the number one item that, when left in taxis and reported, is not returned. For a country where doing the right thing still is the norm, this is startling. These items are so rare and lovely, they do not get returned. #matsudawagasa #wagasa #金沢和傘#松田和傘店 #金沢アドベンチャーズ Check out the link in our profile and at kanazawaadventures.com to explore Japan with us….#kanazawa #travel #travelphotography #japan #japantours #japansightseeing #japanprivatetours #japantravel #kanazawatours #japanguide #guidedtoursjapan #guidedtourskanazawa #kanazawaexperience #privateguidejapan #kanazawaphotography #金沢での写真 #金沢 #金沢旅行 #金沢ツアー #プライベートツアー #金沢観光 #プライベートガイド

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