|Material||One uncut square of 20 inch kami paper, light blue on one side and white on the other|
I designed this umbrella as a prop to accompany my Big Totoro v1 model. When designing this model, I had a few requirements in mind: long, thin handle; color-changed grip; and simplicity. My first attempt involved choosing the paper for the handle to come from the center of the paper, and the cover to come from the edges. This made the handle too thick. For this version, the handle comes from one corner, and the cover comes from the opposite corner of the paper.
The 20 inch square of paper I used is 4 squares of 10 inch paper taped together to form one sheet, since I didn't have paper of the right color in the size I wanted.