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Kabocha in Florence

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This is a painting by Miyu Ebe. She has a fascination with unique parasol and umbrella forms as I do but she likes to paint them. This is a painting she did of a yound woman with a Kabocha parasol in Florence near Ponte Vecchio.

"Kabocha" Pumpkin Parasol

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The idea of a pumpkin umbrella or parasol is so cute and playful. The Pumpkin Parasol is a parasol that draws inspiration from the shape of a pumpkin. The Japanese word for pumpkin is Kabocha, and I think that name really captures the original concept of the design.