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U is for Umbrella

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The Chinese introduced the umbrella to the Japanese almost 2,000 years ago. The umbrella was made out of oiled paper and bamboo.  The Chinese called the umbrella "karakasas".  They are still handmade. They were used to keep the rain off their silk robes and to keep the sun off their faces so they would not get sunburned and turn tan.

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