Samurai umbrella

To what extent has the romance of the samurai permeated popular contemporary culture? Here’s a clue. For $29.99 it is now possible to buy a “samurai sword handle on a push button operated nylon umbrella” complete with a nylon “scabbard” on a shoulder strap.

via Book of Joe

4 Responses to “Samurai umbrella”

  1. bittermelon  on June 16th, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    Ummm…I don’t even know what to say. I’m wondering if this is the actual product photo? At any rate, I feel conflicted

  2. xensen  on June 16th, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    Not me. I think it’s silly.

  3. helllllen  on July 1st, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    just saw this Empire33 bag, The Musashi, on the Kingdom of Style blog:

    there’s an opposing bag called The Custer:

  4. bittermelon  on July 2nd, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    HELLEN! Thanks for leaving a comment, what a great surprise! Thanks for sending that link. I checked it out. Those bags…hmm…ambivalence, but I kinda dig the custer. Thank you!

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