PORTER Joins Maehara Kouei Shouten for Traditional Umbrellas

Umbrellas used by the Imperial family of Japan.

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Set for the rainy months ahead, PORTER has joined with Japanese umbrella manufacturer Maehara Kouei Shouten for a set of folding umbrellas. Known for its high quality, handmade construction, Maehara Kouei Shouten has been making umbrellas since 1948 in Tokyo, and its umbrellas have been used by a number of high-profile individuals including the royal family.

For this collection, PORTER‘s signature TANKER material in olive and a special COVER PS CHIP CAMO pattern were used as the main canopy of choice. The fabric is then treated to a number of processes including wax dyeing and stretching. The premium umbrellas are finished with natural handles and eight pillars of structural strength. As a final detail, the folding umbrella comes with a matching cover for storage, and are stamped with Maehara Kouei Shouten’s trademark badge.

Priced at ¥17,000 JPY (approximately $158 USD), head over to Yoshida Kaban to view the entire collection. Those in Japan can find the collection releasing in store at PORTER OMOTESANDO the PORTER Gallery 2 and PORTER OSAKA the PORTER Gallery 3.

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