#156: Vinyl Umbrella (category: necessity)
Vinyl Umbrellas are very simple, cheap umbrellas made of vinyl. It was originally invented in 1950s and became very popular both in Japan and abroad after the Tokyo Olympics in 1964.
They are very convenient because of their reasonable prices and ready availability. When Japanese people are caught in the rain suddenly, they often like to buy a vinyl umbrella at the nearest convenience store.
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