Paper umbrella is a paper-made umbrella originated in China. It is also spread to other parts of Asia such as Japan, North Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Laos and other places. Oil-paper umbrellas with local characteristics have been developed everywhere. As some Hakkas moved to settle in Taiwan, Chinese oil paper umbrellas have also developed in Taiwan. Paper umbrella in addition to block the sun daily necessities, but also marry an indispensable wedding custom etiquette items, the Chinese traditional wedding, the bride to marry the next sedan, Xi Niang will use red oil.
Paper umbrella cover the bride as a refuge. The traditional wedding in Japan, the bride will be covered with red paper umbrellas, the elderly like a purple umbrella symbol of longevity, funeral will use a white umbrella. Japanese traditional dance will also use oil paper umbrella as props, tea ceremony performances used to use "parachute."