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This nifty Japanese umbrella can stand on its own

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There are lots of reasons not to like rainy days, but umbrellas have to be near the top of the list. They constantly break and they're awfully unwieldy. Japanese designer Oki Sato is doing his part to improve the humble umbrella, though — his Stay-brella won't fall down when you lean it on the wall. You can even stand it upright by the handle or hang it off of a table thanks to the two prongs the stick out at the end. We can't promise that it'll make you look forward to rainy days, but it can't hurt. If you're in Japan, you'll find it on sale at Seibu for roughly $54 (¥6,264).

Correction: The Stay-brella is not a $1,000 umbrella, as previously reported. The cost in Yen was converted incorrectly — it costs a far more reasonable $54.