A skirt that doubles as a disguise, which has been inspired by Japanese ninja assassins, has been unveiled in Japan. When unfolded, it looks like a Coca Cola vending machine.
Tsukioka, 31, hopes that her dress would help ease women's worry about crime and outfox would-be attackers, .
Tsukioka gave a demonstration of her design by lifting a flap on the skirt to expose a large sheet of cloth printed with red Coca-Cola logo and a woman walking alone could hide behind it to outfox an attacker.
Twenty of these skirts, priced at 400 pounds, have been sold and the designer is hoping to market the design worldwide.
She says the design was inspired by a trick used by Japanese ninja assassins, who cloak themselves in black blankets so at night they can't be seen.
'It is just easier for Japanese to hide. Making a scene would be too embarrassing. These ideas might strike foreigners as far fetched, but in Japan, they can become reality,' Tsukioka was quoted as saying.