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.
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 – for more information, visit my website, The Tokyo Guide I Wish I’d Had.
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