Just like when you pack up your rain gear when the sun comes out, these awesome umbrellas from Japan “pack up” their patterns when they become dry. 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. You won’t have to go to Japan to get them, though – plenty of different examples are available on Amazon here, here, here and here.