29 November 2016

Natural Elements, Part 2



Fundoshi is frequently described as "rustic," as anything still in use after more than a millenium would be; yet it also remains uniquely modern. As hemlines rise and fall, as fashions gets looser or tighter, as social convention imparts or removes body-shame from individuals interacting in public spaces... fundoshi has stayed the same! It's no antique. But a fundoshi-clad body in natural surroundings can still appear as if it is plucked out of time. Timeless, even serene, sensual, utilitarian and complete. In the evolution of apparel, Fundoshi is the equivalent of the wheel: something once invented that has stayed simple and perfect ever since.

01 November 2016

Scenes from Japan: Matsuri

*** I just want to mention, I plan to do a "Best of Reader Submissions" post at the very end of this year. There have been excellent reader submissions in 2016, but if you would like to be featured in some photos wearing your fundoshi you can submit them. There's still time and we would all enjoy seeing you! ***

OK, now on to our feature presentation...