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Japan from the rainy season and during the summer period, department
stores and the like sell certain goods known as “Oshare Steteco”
and they are gaining in popularity.
are a type of underwear that allow for breathability, they come down
below the knees, and are worn under trousers. They are an excellent
product that can be used all year; worn in summer to help soak up
sweat, and in winter for protection against the cold. They are
usually worn by middle-aged men, so the standard product's image is
a few years back 'Oshare Steteco' (oshare means fashionable) came out
and they were Steteco made with a high sense of fashion, and they
overturned the image that “Steteco are white underwear for
large variations in color and design of these 'Oshare Steteco' makes
them really convenient, you can use them as homewear to relax in or
even wear them out when, for example, you have to make a quick errand
to buy something at the nearby convenience store. Recently there are
even some “How to wear Oshare Steteco” seminars being held in
you're looking to buy a, slightly unusual souvenir from Japan, how
about a pair of Oshare Steteco ?