Your account is not active. We have sent an email to the address you provided with an activation link. Check your inbox, and click on the link to activate your account. With a combination of water repellent and absorbent coatings, they will only reveal their beautiful patterns to you when protecting you from the rain! The technology behind these umbrellas has been embraced by a wide variety of manufacturers who create many different designs, including ones with traditional Japanese motifs or pop-culture characters. As these umbrellas originated from Japan, many are available in traditional Japanese styles, which often have far more ribs than their Western counterparts. Image credits: Cafe de Donguri.