It`s been very rainy in Fukuoka for the past few days, and the forecast calls for plenty more. On average the temperature these days is going from 10C to 20C depending on the hour.
An umbrella is probably one of the first things in Japan you buy as you discover yourself getting caught in a surprise rainshower while everyone else is holding one. Shops make a quick business of selling umbrellas and you can get them starting from 500 yen in any convenience store.
There is also a type of umbrella etiquette performed where you slip your folded umbrella in long plastic bags provided in most places at their entrance. If they don`t have it, they will most likely have a bin where you leave your umbrella. As to whether your umbrella will be there when you come out is another question…