Kimono upcycled umbrella / AKIZAKURA




Product name: Kimono upcycled umbrella


Kimono umbrellas are made by upcycling the fabric of the kimono, a traditional Japanese folk costume.
Each one is handmade by Japanese craftsmen.
The beauty of the kimono is made into the umbrella as it is, so it makes the place more gorgeous when used.







Brand name : AKIZAKURA


AKIZAKURA produces and sells parasols, fans, bags, hats, and more using antique kimono fabrics.
All products are handmade by skilled Japanese craftsmen. There are three types of content offered.

1, Custom-made production Helping customers keep their memories in a new form by taking kimonos
they have inherited from their mothers or grandmothers but have never had a chance to wear,
and upcycling them into umbrellas, fans, and other items.

2、Sales of ready-made products Produced by AKIZAKURA, upcycle antique kimonos into fans,
hats and more, and sell them domestically and internationally.

3、Kimono tours We dress tourists from overseas in silk kimonos and let them enjoy walking around town
and taking pictures with the umbrellas and fans produced by AKIZAKURA.

Through these activities, we hope to promote Japan’s “Re (recycle) culture” both domestically
and internationally, increase the number of people who cherish and love things,


日本の熟練した職人による手作業で作られています。 提供しているコンテンツは3つ。

1、オーダーメイド制作 お母様やお祖母様から譲り受けたものの、着る機会がないお着物をお預かりして、

2、既製品販売 あきざくらプロデュースで、着られなくなったお着物を扇子や帽子にアップサイクルして、国内外に販売

3、着物ツアー 海外からの旅行客に絹の着物を着付け、あきざくらプロデュースの傘や扇子と共に、街歩きや写真撮影を楽しんで頂く

※2、3のお着物は、主に、着ないけど捨てられないといった理由で寄付頂くお着物を使っています。 これらを通じて、









Brand owner : Sayoko Yamamura


Born in 1983 in Nagano Prefecture.
Graduated from Shinshu University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Human Information,
majoring in medieval Japanese history.
After working as a store manager at Sukairaku Co., Ltd. she worked in sales for Hot Pepper at Recruit Co.
In 2013, she became an independent business consultant, coaching, and lecturer.

In 2017, she launched the kimono upcycling brand “AKIZAKURA”.
Currently, as the representative of “AKIZAKURA,” she contributes to passing
on Japanese culture and Japanese spirituality to the future through kimono.
Her efforts have attracted much attention and have been featured in numerous media articles.