Stores around Japan have stuffed millions of bags full of unwanted products and called them lucky.
“It’s also known as the ‘fuk u bukuro’,” said one Shibuya store manager.
“The only thing lucky about these bags is that we can sell goods that customers wouldn’t buy if they could see what they were actually buying.”
Thousands of shoppers stood in lines in Japan on Tuesday waiting for their chance to snatch up all of the undesirable products previously languishing as excess stock in warehouses.
“I got my lucky bag,” said one shopper, “and its stuffed full of lucky products that I’ll never use.”
“I went to a department store and got a big fuk u bukuro,” said another shopper.