I don't remember when young Japanese ladies started carrying parasols again. But it wasn't too many years ago... maybe 6 or 7 years ago?
Until then, it was considered to be something middle aged women would do.
This photo was taken at a traditional Japanese tea house.
I know that this photo could be rather shocking to some people outside Japan. In some culture, opening an umbrella inside the house is considered to be unlucky.
I did it so many times in my life, and I never thought I had any bad luck! In fact, I believe I am one of the luckiest people in the world!
Anyway, I was in love with the umbrella again.