Trad style unique to Japan
The umbrella fabrics used in ICHIHAR are made from various traditional textiles from all over Japan, as well as high-performance fabrics developed by Japanese companies with advanced spinning technology such as Teijin Frontier Co., Ltd. and Fuji Gas Spinning Co., Ltd. Various materials are used, including fibers, according to the purpose and design of the umbrella.
Rectus® is a very popular series that has continued since ICHIHARA began making Ramuda umbrellas as a brand. It is a highly functional fiber with a water effect. When it's raining, the water droplets continue to roll down comfortably, and when you close the umbrella, you can simply drop it down and the rainwater will not get your clothes or your clothes wet. Although it depends on how you take care of it, it will continue to maintain its beautiful texture with little deterioration.
Another high-performance fiber with a silky luster is "Fuji silk". Developed in about 1906 by Fuji Gas Spinning Co., Ltd., it has the feel and luster of glossy silk, and is also attractive for its lightness. I think that you can feel the "difference" just by looking at a single plain fabric, which has a different luster and function.
Koshu Ori has its roots in the expensive pure silk fabric called kaiki, which was developed in the Edo period and captured the hearts of people with its unique luster and texture. It is woven in Fujiyoshida City, Yamanashi Prefecture, which boasts a history of more than 400 years as a famous textile production area with a tradition comparable to Nishijin textile.
It is a production area of textiles with a tradition comparable to that of Nishijin textiles. Thin threads dyed with underground water from the foot of Mt. Fuji are woven uniformly and densely. The use of double yarn (twisted yarn) for the warp and single yarn (single yarn) for the weft is a characteristic of Yamanashi textiles. Koshu-ori, which requires special skills to stretch the warp, is actually made into umbrellas from a precious fabric that can only be woven a few meters per day.
There are many variations such as deep lustrous colors and patterns expressed by weave patterns.In order to realize a design unique to Ramuda, Koshu textile craftsmen and umbrella designers repeatedly tried and error to create a better product. , we will create beautiful fabrics by dyeing from threads. It has an elegant and solid feel and is resistant to stains, and is still proud of its high quality.
A craftsman who creates bones, a craftsman of design, a craftsman who dyes and weaves fabric, a craftsman who processes handles, and an umbrella craftsman who finishes umbrellas. A single umbrella made through the hands of craftsmen and craftsmen who work seriously, we want to be a companion to our customers' lives as a partner on rainy days. And we will continue to make umbrellas that are beautifully snuggled up to as fashion items for people who enjoy fashion on rainy days.