疫情失控缺口罩? 日本蕾絲「內衣」口罩賣到斷貨 | Lace mask bra? Japan releases bizarre face masks amid shortage

日本成衣大廠也加入製造口罩的行列,推出「內衣口罩」,一上線即銷售一空。| Minutes after it went online, the merchandise immediately sold out. (Courtesy of Twitter/Atsumi Fashion)

【看英文中國郵報學英文】新冠肺炎疫情在全球持續蔓延,日本上週四宣布全國進入為期一個月的緊急狀態,緊接著週一死亡人數更創下日本單日新高,隨著確診人數節節上升,民眾為求自保紛紛搶購口罩,導致口罩需求量急遽上升。為了因應龐大的需求,日本成衣大廠也加入製造口罩的行列,推出「內衣口罩」,一上線即銷售一空。

Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, Japan announced a state of emergency last Thursday to curb the surging number of infections nationwide and the growing demand for face masks.

In light of shortages, a Japanese apparel manufacturing company, Atsumi Fashion, has launched the “Lace Bra Masks” which became viral minutes after their announcement.

日本成衣製造公司Atsumi Fashion除了利用五顏六色的布料製作可重複使用的布口罩,更推出各式花色的內衣口罩,在網路掀起討論。

The “Lace Bra Masks,” which come in various shapes and colors, have created a buzz online.

日本成衣製造公司Atsumi Fashion推出五顏六色的布料製作可重複使用的布口罩。|In addition to its colorful cloth face masks, Atsumi Fashion also produced a new line of patterned ‘Lace Bra Masks’, creating a buzz online.(Courtesy of Twitter/@AtsumiFashion)

原先Atsumi Fashion推出內衣口罩只是半開玩笑,找來日本模特兒Aya Kondo試戴內衣口罩,沒想到引來日本網友大批正面回應,直誇設計很好看。

The masks were originally produced as a joke by the company which asked Japanese celebrity Aya Kondo to help model the funny merchandise. To their surprise, the concept of the “Lace Bra Mask” was well-received by the public with many commending the beautiful design. 

日本模特兒Aya Kondo試戴內衣口罩| The bra masks were originally produced as a joke, with the company asking Japanese celebrity Aya Kondo to help model the funny merchandise.(Courtesy of Twitter/Atsumi Fashion)

因網友回應熱烈,Atsumi Fashion後續公佈更多內衣口罩款式,上週六內衣口罩正式上線販售,每個要價1490日圓(約新台幣417元),大約是日本中等價位內衣的一半價錢。

Thanks to its warm reception, Atsumi Fashion announced more variations of the “Lace Bra Masks” which were officially released on the market on April 18.

The masks are priced at 1,490 Japanese yen each (NT$417), which is about half the price of a mid-range bra sold in Japan.

Atsumi Fashion先試市場水溫,僅推出白、粉、綠、藍、黑色各50個,沒想到反應熱烈,目前所有內衣口罩在官網上已經銷售一空。

During the first test, Atsumi Fashion offered 50 bra masks that came in white, pink, green, blue and black.

每個要價1490日圓(約新台幣417元)| The ‘Lace Bra Masks’ are priced at 1,490 Japanese yen (NT$417) (Courtesy of Twitter/@Atsumi Fashion)

看準日本國內口罩缺貨潮,Atsumi Fashion已經公佈下一批內衣口罩已正在製作中。

As the pandemic worsens, Atsumi Fashion has announced that the next batch is already in production. 

根據NHK報導,本週一新增死亡個案23宗,創下單日死亡人數新高,目前總確診人數到達11,154人,276人死亡。

As of today, Japan has 11,154 confirmed cases and 276 deaths according to the NHK.