Sexy Red Undies Opposite Day

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So, there’s this street in Tokyo I’ve written about before that’s known as the “Grandma & Grandpa’s Harajuku” because it’s where all the oldsters go to stock up on the latest elderly comforts and fashions. My favorite store on Koshinzuka Street is the “Red Underpants” shop, which specializes in many, many, MANY styles of lucky red underwear (none of them remotely resembling thongs).* These powerful panties even come with special instruction for use, so you don’t find yourself kept awake by their mighty redness.

*The idea of wearing red next to your skin for good luck is so trending among the silver set that the gift of red clothing – especially red underwear – is a common 60th birthday gift.

Pink on the outside, red on the inside – with girlish ruffles to really throw them off – nobody will guess how superstitious you really are.

Pink on the outside, red on the inside – with girlish ruffles to really throw them off – nobody will guess how superstitious you really are. Note that this naughty style even comes in wicked black for the secretly goth granny.

Not sure who these extra-tiny red undies are for, although babies are probably in need of good luck too (before they're old enough to roll their eyes and categorically refuse).

Not sure who these extra-tiny red undies are for, although babies are probably in need of good luck too (before they’re old enough to roll their eyes and categorically refuse).

There's even a wooly pair sporting a portrait of The Honorable Duck Butt of Sugamo, the street's inexplicable mascot.

There’s even a wooly pair sporting a portrait of The Honorable Duck Butt of Sugamo, the street’s inexplicable mascot.

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The REAL Honorable Duck Butt Of Sugamo, for comparison.

If you’d like to visit Koshinzuka Street – I especially recommend the always-entertaining street market they have on the 4th, 14th & 24th of each month – directions & a map are on my website, The Tokyo Guide I Wish I’d Had.

Jonelle Patrick is the author of the Only In Tokyo mystery series, now out for the first time in paperback

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