New designs of Yodoe umbrella: Umbrellas as lanterns

Wagasa Kobo Hatsune Workshop and Photo by Takashi Enoki

Tottori Prefectural Government

Tottori Prefectural Government
Tottori-shi, Tottori-ken, Japan

During the Summer Obon Festival in recent years, Yodoe umbrellas have been used in dramatic fashion as art installation at the reknowned Ogamiyama Shrine and Oyama Temple at the foot of Mt. Daisan in Tottori prefecture. During the annual ritual, lanterns are lighted to commemorate one's ancestors. In Tottori prefecture, Yodoe umbrellas served as the colorful lanterns to light up the sacred grounds to fantastical affect.


  • Title: New designs of Yodoe umbrella: Umbrellas as lanterns
  • Creator: Wagasa Kobo Hatsune Workshop, Photo by Takashi Enoki
  • Location: Oyama-temuple
  • Subject Keywords: Tottori Prefecture
  • Rights: Photo: © Takashi Enoki

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