Putting the Fun in Fundoshi

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Fundoshi () is the traditional Japanese underwear for adult males, made from a length of cotton. Before World War II the fundoshi was the main form of underwear for Japanese adult males; however it went out of use quickly after the war with the advent of new underwear, such as briefs and trunks, on the Japanese market.

Nowadays, the fundoshi is mainly used not as underwear but as festival clothing (matsuri) or, sometimes, as swimwear.

There are several types of Fundoshi, including Rokushaku, Kuroneko, Mokko and Echyuu.