A Wagasa, is a traditional Japanese umbrellas. It is made of bamboo and Washi, a Japanese paper. It is delicately collapsible inward with its elaborate open-close movement. The Wagasa I captured here is just one kind of the hundreds of verities they have in Japan. Once you see the verities of colors and designs they have, I guarantee that you’ll fall in love with them. This photograph was captured in November 25, 2010.
Photographer:Jose Manuel Renteria Cobos (Osaka, Japan) Registered
Jose Renteria born in Veracruz in december 17th 1973, raised in Guadalajara, Mexico, and currently living in Japan. He is a professional airline pilot and photography is his second professional priority, He has a professional photography Diploma and his is an everyday learner, aviation photography is his favorite topic followed by action, street, and landscape, except studio and multi flash photo. He founded in Japan that it is a very photogenic country (if not the most) He goes to every airport available to shoot aviation, travel to places to capture natute and colors, walk the streets in the night to capture the city lights and he always has a camera in my bag. He started photography in 2000 with a Canon rebel SLR but my real start was when I got his first DSLR, a PENTAX K10D, this camera changed his life. He is still a Pentax user and he will always be. Photography is not a business to him, it´s a way to play with time and space, people and things, it´s his escape from daily routine and an addiction with no harm. He always has goals and my next one is to start mastering portratit and strobist technique.