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Isetan Shinjuku

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We made a special edition of Sakura's and Kabocha's for Isetan Shinjuku that debuted at this show. On sale there in the Parasol/Umbrella department for the rest of the season!

DiCesare x Lasarte

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My good friend Matias Lasarte recently took a series of my parasols out for a photo shoot in Uruguay. I can't express how happy I am with the results. The pictures bring out the beauty in the items far beyond what I expected. Thanks Matias. The pictures speak for themselves.I'll be putting them on the gallery soon too!

Nagoya Takashimaya

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Nagoya has great Miso Katsu. I'll definitely be having that again when I get a chance to go back. The customers in Nagoya that I met at JR Takashimaya were different than typical Tokyo customers. I'm not sure exactly how though.

Osaka Debut at Hankyuu!

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I've been in Osaka selling this season's collection at Hankyuu's umbrella and parasol department. It's been a great experience so far. Osaka customersare quite boisterous and friendly so I'm really enjoying the experience. Last but not least, the food. I love eating out in Osaka!

Somei Yoshino

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Somei Yoshino is a variety of Japanese Sakura tree that has nearly pure white blossoms that are tinged in a soft pink.

This limited edition parasol was created in collaboration with the wonderful artist,  Aya Kato. Aya Kato often works with fairytales and traditional motifs, turning them into bold, psychedelic, contemporary art pieces in a style sometimes recalling Manga and Art Nouveau.

The intention of this collaboration was to provide Aya Kato with a canvas for her motifs in the form of the iconic Sakura Parasol.

This project is special to me and the Somei Yoshino is one of the nicest parasols I've ever made.

Debuting today on Jwave radio and available online at Tokyo Premiere!