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Samurai Umbrellas

by Chris

The past week has been really rainy in the metro and one thing I couldn’t help not to notice are the ubiquitous samurai umbrellas.

They are everywhere and it seems like nowadays, they are now part of men’s fashion too. Just yesterday, along Ayala Avenue, I saw two guys carrying them vertically behind their backs. It’s cool and a bit geeky but at the same time it’s kinda funny too because it would make you look like you are carrying a genuine samurai sword.

A friend of mine told me that department stores are selling samurai umbrellas for roughly 850 Pesos each. Pretty deym expensive for an umbrella, you know. But I guess what you are really paying for is the coolness (or geekiness?) factor plus the larger piece of nylon shield to protect you from heavy rain during the stormy days. Maybe even the holduppers will fear you for carrying a dangerous-looking sword. Uhm, I mean umbrella.

 *Image credits: Lelong | Tikihumor


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ramillav (@ramillav) July 6, 2012 - 3:24 pm

I was just talking about this with my female friend last Wednesday! Cool!

Justin Candelario July 7, 2012 - 8:32 am

they can be bought at a little less than 200 if you know where to look 😉

el toro bumingo July 7, 2012 - 12:13 pm

Ganda kasi ng design eh kaya mahal 🙂

Klutz July 7, 2012 - 3:37 pm

that seems nice kaya lang naka backpack ako for school:(

jacob July 9, 2012 - 10:00 pm

i saw a couple carrying this on their backs and i really told my partner, “how cool is that?! they do wushu!” i really thought those were real samurais..

Klutz July 14, 2012 - 9:15 pm

i’ve decided.. i’m going to get one!! :))

Chris July 15, 2012 - 3:11 am

Justin Candelario – yeah, Divisoria is the place to go.

jacob – yeah, the first time I saw it too I thought they were for real.

Klutz – nice. what made you finally decide to get one?

Klutz July 19, 2012 - 1:28 pm

well, maybe because i like japanese culture? haha i use a randoseru (japanese backpack) for school haha most of my classmates said that it seems i just got it fromananime or some cartoon lol

Ry July 21, 2012 - 7:33 pm

This is fashion suicide.

Archie August 19, 2012 - 6:33 am

Dude I’ll wear it on my waist. Bwahaha.

Chris August 19, 2012 - 3:57 pm

^ hahaha.

Archie – welcome to PGG by the way.

richnault November 18, 2012 - 4:36 pm

i have a friend who sells this item… for 550 ang small umbrella then 600 yung large…

many of you would love it esp those who love the japanese culture and anime… pwedeng pangprops sa mga cosplay events…

Marvin November 20, 2012 - 10:35 pm

I want to buy one.., (: I cant find it here in bicol.., can anyone tell mo where I can buy it in manila..?? plsss.., (:

Vanessa December 26, 2012 - 11:47 pm

@Klutz. Where did ya bought your Randoseru? please response.


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