The Chinese character for umbrella is () and is a pictograph resembling the modern umbrella in design. Some investigators have supposed that its invention was first created by tying large leaves to bough-like ribs (the branching out parts of an umbrella). Others assert that the idea was probably derived from the , which remains in form unaltered to the present day. However, the tradition existing in China is that it originated in standards and banners waving in the air, hence the use of the umbrella was often linked to high-ranking (though not necessarily royalty) in China. On at least one occasion, twenty-four umbrellas were carried before the Emperor when he went out hunting. The umbrella served in this case as a defense against rain rather than sun. The Chinese design was later brought to Japan via Korea and also introduced to and the via the . The Chinese and Japanese traditional parasol, often used near temples, remains similar to the original ancient Chinese design.
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A large umbrella is displayed in each of the , and a who receives his from one of those churches has the privilege of having an umbrella carried over his head in solemn . It is possible that the (wide-brimmed cardinal's hat) may be derived from this umbrella. Beatiano, an Italian , says that "a vermilion umbrella in a field argent symbolises dominion."
There you have it. A large patio umbrella carried in an ordinary car. I should let you know that umbrellas over 11′ in diameter and cantilever models, the ones with poles on the side instead of in the middle, are unlikely to fit in a car at all.