oil paper umbrella

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摆在福州三坊七巷的油纸伞。这些漂亮的手工品画得很细腻,既可当雨伞,又可当阳伞。它们起源于中国大陆,后来在全东亚流行了。我听说过这些伞还在传统日本婚礼有相当重要的仪式作用。

Oil-paper umbrellas on display in the Three Lanes and Seven Alleys area of Fuzhou. Doubling up as a parasol these intricately painted, handmade umbrellas originated from China before spreading throughout Eastern Asia. They are nowadays seldom used in Mainland China, where many older traditions have either died out or are rarely observed, although I hear that they are still an important part of traditional wedding ceremonies in Japan.