Komorebigasa | carry shade with you wherever you go

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Summer is approaching. For some us it’s already here. But strong ultraviolet rays and less greenery to shade you poses a problem, especially if you have sensitive skin. Creating a poetic and artful answer to that problem is Fumito Kogure and Shinya Kaneko, a designer duo that respectively come from backgrounds in fashion and architecture.

Komorebi is a characteristically Japanese saying that approximately translates to “sunshine filtering through foliage.” Applying that concept to your typical ugly plastic umbrella, the duo have managed to create komorebigasa, a lovely product  that can be used in rain or shine.

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7 Comments

  1. My wife would love this. Can it be bought in the US?

  2. Ken, it’s not available in the U.S. but you can use a forwarding service like http://whiterabbitexpress.com/

  3. Thanks, Johnny. I’ll check that out.

  4. how beautiful stuff it is!
    I want to buy it so…
    I’m in south korea, how can I buy it??

  5. The website which sells the umbrella is in Japanese, I can’t read it…
    And I’m in Finland. How can I purchase one?

  6. I got it via White Rabbit. Thanks for the reference, Johnny. I’ll warn people that although it’s really nice, it’s quite small. I think really better suited to be a parasol than an umbrella for rain.

  7. Ken – very helpful. THanks!

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