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umbrella, parasol; umbrella-shaped object
Kanji 1310

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Synopsis

Find out how paper umbrellas are made and why they're rare. Discover why one type of Western umbrella (which is named after a blind animal!) was banned in the Osaka area. Also see why one kind of umbrella has 蛇 (snake) in its name. Learn to say "overprotected," "subsidiary," and "mushroom cap" with 傘, and read about the role of umbrellas in kabuki dances and in young love.

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Cover of essay 1310 on 傘, titled "Rain or Shine"
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