After the devastating tsunami that wreaked such damage last year on Japan occurred, our neighbor blog Nippon Boys ceased posting for a while. Just recently, posts began appearing again! At least briefly, long enough to post nine sets of pictures from recent Hadaka Matsuri, of celebrants decked out in crisp white fundoshis. This was cause for relief, as I feared that the devastation from the tsunami may have affected the author or his family and he wouldn't be able to post any more of the beautiful photographic content. Thankfully, that was not the case.
Maybe he was just taking some time to help out with the relief effort, gather new photographs, or just taking a break? The blog is in Japanese and comments are disabled, so there's no way to find out for sure.
I'm thankful you're okay!
Visit Nippon Boys for more great photos of men in and out of their fundoshis! It'd be a great blog to subscribe to.