Return of the samurai sword umbrella!

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After weeks of 30C/95F hellacious heat, today Tokyo finally feels blissfully cooler like it’s the middle of the Japanese rainy season when I reported on Samurai umbrella last June.

Now you can buy that badass brolly via Rinkya!
samurai sword umbrella via rinkya..
Samurai sword umbrella
for 3,150 yen ($36.30 USD) via Rinkya Stores with commission of $12 USD is a hell of a lot cheaper than the previous price quoted below by the Japan Trend Shop—$94 USD plus $36 USD for shipping, ouch!



My previous post of June 27, 2010….

Samurai umbrella
news.3yen.com — June 27, 2010
Right now we are in the midst of the fifth of Japan’s “Four Seasons“–tsuyu, the rainy season. Here’s the perfect Japanese solution….


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Japan Trend Shop…
The Samurai Umbrella replaces your boring umbrella grip with a Japanese sword handle, into a dashing, rainproof road warrior. We've even included a shoulder case for the umbrella, so you can carry it bandolier-style and free up your hands.….more

This “samurai umbrella” looks so good, it might get you arrested in Japan under super-strict ” Swords and Firearms Control Law” that recently busted and imprisoned a 70 year old American tourist for a week for having a mini Swiss Army knife shorter than his little finger in his luggage.

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Taro

I'm a pale, alien, quadruped who has worked for 25+ years at "Maybe-the-Largest Inc." in Tokyo.

3 thoughts on “Return of the samurai sword umbrella!”

  1. I keep envisioning a samurai umbrella with a chon-mage on top….so I guess the golf club umbrella is no longer in style in ever-changing-let’sfashionable Japan? LOL :D

  2. ○ ○ things in the rain for…the battlefield (Japanese workplace), umbrella-type rifle emergency
    akiba-pc.watch.impress.co.jp via wacky Goggle Translate
     A “rifle” umbrella in a unique in the shape offer by the Thanko Akihabara shop==Price is 1,680 yen.
    The umbrella mimics the M1 Garand semi-automatic rifle of America…the handle has a looks that wood gunstock, the tip like a gun sight, and theswitch to open the umbrella is the “trigger” more...
    gun umbrella for rainy season

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