The red socks worn by British Prime Minister Sunak, who was visiting Japan for the G7 Hiroshima Summit. It has become a hot topic on SNS and is so popular that it is sold out at sock specialty stores in Hiroshima City.
At the Japan-UK summit meeting held at a Japan restaurant in Hiroshima City on the 7th of this month, the day before the opening of the G18 Hiroshima Summit, British Prime Minister Sunak wore red socks designed with the logo of the professional baseball Carp.
On social media, there were many voices such as "I felt a British style of playfulness" and "As a Carp fan, I'm happy."
Many people came to buy these socks at a sock specialty store in Naka-ku, Hiroshima City, and by the 2th of this month, two days after the Japan-UK summit meeting, all of them, including different colors, were sold out.
These socks are made by this sock specialty store and sold as official goods of Hiroshima Carp, but they are scheduled to arrive again in the middle of next month, and some other stores in the prefecture still have colors other than red in stock.
A woman in her 20s who came to buy socks for her five-year-old said, "I saw Prime Minister Sunak wearing them on TV and said he wanted them, so I came to buy them.
Satsuko Murai, a sock specialty store that designed these socks, said, "I was very surprised that Prime Minister Sunak wore these socks, and I was happy to know that he was thinking about Hiroshima."