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the biggest clean of all

Oosouji (大掃除) literally translates as The Big Clean. The Big Clean is a much anticipated event in Japan and has long been an end-of-year tradition.

It involves the vigorous cleaning of the family's underwear in an attempt to remove the stubborn stains that have built up over the preceding year.

The usual wash with regular cleaning products is only enough to deal with unpleasant odours (especially in summer) and the occasional smudge.

However, The Big Clean ensures that even the most persistent of patches will no longer be there to ruin your pants, and potentially your day.


Recommended materials for embarking on The Big Clean....



Big pants awaiting The Big Clean....

An Englishman's Pants in Osaka

Have you done your big clean yet?
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On Tuesday, 01 January, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said:

Haha,sounds like an interesting event. Those look like some heavy duty cleaning tools.  



On Friday, 04 January, 2008, Anonymous elena said:

Dear Englishman, I always read your blog since I have found it in the internet after my trip to Japan. You make me laugh very much for all the things that remember me Japan and because you seem so English!:)
Thank you from an Italian (temporary) in Italy
Elena  



On Tuesday, 07 June, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said:

Ummmm ? .... Shame it's impossible to read exactly what we have on the cleaning agents there Englishman as it's always handy to keep some fluids in the back of the bottom drawer for 'those unplanned moments' .. Im guessing one must be a bleach of some sort so i'll take a trip to Tesco and have a guess at best substitutes !! ... Maybe some FairyLiquid might not be a bad bet too ... Ray  



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