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Komorebi ‘light through the trees’ Umbrella

By Design Complicity 

Komorebi is the Japanese word for that moment when sunlight passes through the gaps in trees. It’s a summers day experience, the kind of thing you’d see while lying under a big tree in a park, or wandering through a forest. This photorealistic Komorebi Umbrella (¥3,999Prices are approximate only and subject to change.
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) by Fumito Kogure and Shinya Kaneko (working as ‘Design Complicity‘) was made to mimic that experience. The designers wanted to allow you to “carry the sunshine filtering through the trees,” as you walk around town. But that’s only what it looks like to you, to everyone else you’ll look like a little tree with legs.


With their respective background in fashion and architecture, the two designers are interested in making usual objects in unusual ways, and they’ve definitely succeeded here. It’s a small umbrella for wet weather or a parasol for when the sun is shining, but either way, you’ll be perfectly semi-protected under that bright green canopy (yes, only semi-protected, some gaps are needed in the print to let the sun in!).

Size: 50cm type, Length: 73cm (64cm when collapsed)


Contributed by Cameron

Cameron is a writer and journalist in Tokyo. He studied psychology and sociology before moving to Japan to explore its publishing, design and art. While living in Japan he has spent his time travelling to rural towns to document traditional Japanese crafts and covering the work of contemporary artists and designers in Tokyo. He is White Rabbit's expert on traditional objects, handcrafted goods and contemporary art.

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