Photo: Traditional Japanese Umbrellas Are Dried In The Sun Before The Rains Come

PHOTO: Traditional Japanese umbrellas are dried in the sun before the rains comeAhead of rainy season, Japanese-style umbrellas, or "wagasa," which are traditional local craft products of Nakatsu, northern Oita Prefecture, were drying in the sun in recent days before completion.
The Nakatsu wagasa is placed in the sun for 10 days after being coated with perilla oil. Before the coating, it also has to undergo about 60 processes, including framing and covering the frame with traditional “washi” Japanese paper.