The word for umbrella in Japanese is kasa (傘) and the traditional Japanese umbrella is wakasa (和傘). Find more words related to umbrella with their pronunciations below.
|Traditional paper umbrella|
Interesting facts about umbrellas
Japanese umbrellas have a rich cultural history. Traditionally, they were made from bamboo and a strong, durable type of paper known as ‘washi’. The paper would be treated with a special oil to make it waterproof, and then stretched over the bamboo frame to make the canopy.
Not only were these umbrellas ideal for protection from the sun and rain, but they also had artistic value because of their beautiful designs and patterns that would feature dragons, cherry blossoms, cranes etc.