TOKYO — Japan has the perfect solution to summer heat. A Fanbrella.
Have you ever wished that your umbrella could protect you from the blazing summer sun while at the same time shower you with a fresh mist and blow cool breeze onto your sweaty brow? Well, look no further. Japan has got the answer.
Meet the Fanbrella. As you've probably guessed by the name, it is the Japanese lovechild of a fan and an umbrella.
According to Thanko, the company behind this marvelous invention, apart from having fans installed, the Fanbrella also has an attachment at the bottom of its handle where the user can connect a water bottle. Just press a button, and voila, the fans blow out a cooling mist. All you need is a bottle with an opening of 1.1 inches in diameter.
The Fanbrella runs on four Double-A batteries which will get you about five hours of blissful freshness.
If you're tempted to purchase the Fanbrella just know that it is only available in Thanko's online shop for 5,980 yen which translates to roughly $55.42.
In the meantime, if you're going out and the heat is unbearable, remember to stay hydrated and seek shelter inside your closest air-conditioned convenience store.