Japanese culture was the theme of this year's umbrellas!
In 2018 the municipality of Águeda took the colorful umbrellas to Japan, and it was in the city of Hiroshima that thousands of visitors got to know this project and thus fostered a curiosity about this small town called Águeda. What many people don't know is that by the time of Agitágueda the city is filled with tourists who are mostly Japanese. It is in this context that this year's theme is defined: Japanese culture.
Besides being one of the richest cultures in the world, it is also one of the most beautiful, both visually and symbolically. Thus, the main focus is the tsurus (origamis), considered one of the most traditional in Japanese culture. In addition to the umbrellas decorated with hanging tsurus, an installation made of colorful tsurus was mounted next to the São Sebastião Chapel.
This edition of Agitágueda also featured the “Bubble Sky” throughout Dr. Eugénio Ribeiro Avenue and the “Shiny Rain” with iridescent ribbons on Dr. Adolfo Portela Street, in addition to the usual decoration of stairs, benches, and poles.