These Unique Umbrellas Are a Must-Have for the Summer Season in Japan

They've got one that protects your backpack from getting wet and another that has UV protection!


Summer in Japan means humid heat and sudden squalls. To combat both, Japanese people use a higasa (parasol) and a kasa (umbrella). Some people even use separate ones for exclusive parasol use! However, as the image of parasol people are mostly women, men in Japan usually refrain from carrying them around.


This leads to the risk of getting a heatstroke -- the figures of which are getting higher in Japan every year. In response to the Ministry of the Environment in Japan calling for even men to use parasols to counter against heatstroke this year, popular goods shop LOFT has introduced a new Unisex Design line of blackout thermal parasols that protect you against rain or shine.


With 1,200 designs, including ones that can be used for rainy and sunny weather, ones with automatic open-close features, ones that are lightweight, and those with a light-and-heat shielding function, we narrowed them down to the outstanding ones that fit everybody’s need.


Back Protect Umbrella (¥3,132)
will guard your backpack from the rain!


The fabric of the back part slides out and becomes larger when it opens, creating an awning-ish type of umbrella that will protect your backpack from the rain.


CONVERSE Automatic Portable Umbrella (¥3,888)
is simple yet classic.


Inspired by the iconic CONVERSE high-cut sneakers, this is a simple umbrella with a classic design.


Super Light/Alternate Stripe Mini
(¥3,132) for the parasol boys out there!


With a UV Cut and Light blocking rate of more than 99%, this will shield you from the rain and shine with a simple unisex design that can be used even for work.


Loft-Limited Edition plantica Plastic Umbrella (¥2,484)
will protect your shoulders with its dome-like design!


Who said that umbrellas cannot be a fashion statement?


As you can see, umbrella season is going on in Japan! Look at the selection of umbrellas at the Shibuya LOFT!


LOFT RAIN&SHINE
corner can be found in the LOFT SHIBUYA (1st floor) and the LOFT GINZA (3rd floor) from May 22 to July 15.


Originally published on PRTimes.


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