The Fundoshi 褌 is a traditional Japanese male loincloth or underwear, that is one shaku (traditional Japanese foot, about 35 cm or 14 inches) wide and about 2.4 m (92 to 96 inches or six-shaku) long.
If you are travelling to Japan this summer to see any of the wonderful matsuri (festivals), you’ll often see men wearing fudoshi with a hanten (a short cotton jacket with straight sleeves) carrying mikoshi (portable shrines).
If you’re a real Japanophile and really want to learn how to wear one, here are some videos illustrating how to put it on. If you still need help, see the step by step photos here.
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