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Takamatsu Umbrella
It’s Dying It’s not Dying
Date:16, Jul, 2016
Investigated and Written by Misaka Youhei
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Let me show my conclusion first. You should buy Takamatsu umbrellas before it's too late. If you miss the chance now, you, who're reading this article, will be impossible getting the one.

Takamatsu Umbrellas are traditional ones in Takamatsu city, Kagawa. Different from other traditional ones, the umbrellas are said to be made easily. They say it was produced the most before World War 2, and the production amount has been on the decrease until today.

There's only one store which can produce Takamatsu Umbrellas now. And they've hardly done recently. I heard it was very difficult to live by just making the ones.



Takamatsu Umbrella "HORSES"

Price: 5,000 YEN (tax in)

October in 2014, Kagawa prefecture estimated the inside data of ages, and published the conclusion that said the aged population had increased more than the past and the younger generation had been on the decrease. Sadly, nothing can turn over that tendency and time will fly.

It means that no one will inherit the method to build Takamatsu Umbrellas and it is gonna vanish soon. There's no reason to grow up successors when it cannot become anybody's keep to produce the traditional ones. As the data shows, the next generation's been on the decrease, first of all. Younger persons will go out from the prefecture in order to find jobs before long.




Takamatsu Umbrellas are on the verge of extinction. Moreover, it's said the master of the only store declared he would get to age 65 and close. One more time let me say you should buy Takamatsu umbrellas before it's too late.


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