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    Default WTB: A Paradosu (Japanese umbrella cane)

    I had a link to a seller on Japanese Yahoo! who was selling them, but the link is broken. So, here's a pic:



    It's an umbrella cane in which, via a sliding mechanism, the umbrella furls and unfurls from inside the cane itself. I had one of American make when I was in my early 20s, but someone (me) managed to break the shaft of the cane, and no repair shop or even a metal shop could/would fix it. A friend of mine who used to live in Japan directed me to a link on Japanese Yahoo!, but the seller wouldn't ship outside of Japan.

    So, who lives in Japan and is willing to buy one and sell it on to me? I've searched every flea market, yard sale, junk shop, and antique store I've visited since that fateful day when mine was destroyed, and I have never found another umbrella cane like it.

    I'm going to keep this thread going until I get my hands on one!
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    Sadly, I'm still searching for the kind of umbrella cane I've described in the first post. I had one years ago, but it was destroyed in an accident, and I have never, ever been able to track down a replacement. There was a posting for a can exactly like the one I had on Rakuten, but the seller would not ship outside Japan and the item is no longer listed on that site.

    I know there have to be other umbrella canes like this out there. If anyone knows where I can get one, even if it's an international seller, I would be greatly appreciative.

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    Whoops, sorry, I posted a rakuten.com link that you've already looked over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve W View Post
    Whoops, sorry, I posted a rakuten.com link that you've already looked over.
    It may indeed have been one that I'd looked at before; part of the trouble was that the seller I'd mentioned in the first post took down their listing a month or so after I originally created this thread. If there's a new seller (or an old seller) with one of these gadgets, I wonder how much bargaining it would take to convince them to ship outside Japan just this once.

    I've thought about trying to get an umbrella cane contracted through one of the many metalworking/CNC shops here in town, but I'd probably get laughed out of the building for having such a ridiculous request.

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    I may have found a lead. There's a website called Nicheee that has this product listed for 2,900 yen:

    http://www.nicheee.com/archives/1985174.html

    It's on an older page on their site, but if I can get a response from their Facebook people (one of the times I wish I knew a lick of Japanese), maybe they can point me in the direction of where this kind of umbrella cane can be purchased.

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    Are any of these ones suitable? It seems most places design them so they can still be used as a cane even when you're using them as an umbrella. I guess they assume people will still need the cane to walk even when it's raining.

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/2309399...get-cane-1920s

    http://greysonplace.com/crook-handle...-umbrella-cane

    https://www.amazon.com/Vista-Interna.../dp/B0010XWVT4

    https://www.uncommongoods.com/produc...-cane-umbrella

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