17 December 2013
The Big Event
Fundoshi-themed events seem a uniquely Japanese thing, as it probably should be. What sort of things would have to take place in America for something like this to happen? Would you wear a fundoshi to a Pride parade? Or to underwear night at a club? Have you hosted a fundoshi party (John?)? Or would you? Maybe send out invitations with a fresh fundoshi and instructions of how to wear it? You could help people with their technique on arival if it looked like they'd missed a step.
In the U.S., at this cultural moment, it seems like private events are the only place to wear a fundoshi (and only a fundoshi) comfortably. Or, of course, in the comfort of your own home.
Whatever was going on, it looks fun! Is this a pop group? Or is this another one of those "only in Japan" things? Can anyone give any insight?