If two people share an umbrella, it is called the “Ai-Ai gasa”. ‘Ai’ means ‘love’ and ‘gasa’ is the variation of the word ‘Kasa’ in Japanese with the meaning ‘Umbrella’. And literally “Ai-Ai gasa”
means “Love-Love umbrella”. The Japanese youngsters use the symbol of
an umbrella with the name of the boy and girl on its both sides as a
symbol of love. It’s similar to the heart symbol representing love. Two
people, especially a man and a woman, sharing an umbrella in rain is
considered as a symbol of romance in Japan.
Leaving aside the meaning , I just find it so heartwarming the parallel between the two endings . As soon as yato loses the umbrella he falls into the despair and seems lost , only to run after the light that the shrine hiyori made him . And that just breaks me
AND CAN WE PLEASE TALK ABOUT THIS?
According to this myth, the gods tie an invisible red cord around the
ankles of those that are destined to meet one another in a certain
situation or help each other in a certain way. Often, in Japanese
culture, it is thought to be tied around the little finger.
The two people connected by the red thread are destined lovers,
regardless of place, time, or circumstances. This magical cord may
stretch or tangle, but never break.
And our dear Adachitoka didn’t hesitate to bring it out again.