How to Tie a Fundoshi

by John Gugie

A fundoshi is a traditional Japanese male underwear. It is a long rectangular cotton cloth that measures approximately half a foot to a foot wide and eight feet long. The process of wrapping the cloth is complex and can be done several different ways. This "how to" covers one of the easier methods, which can be done by the wearer alone.

Step 1

Take one end of the fundoshi cloth and place on top of your shoulder and drop the other to the floor.

Step 2

Hold the cloth on your shoulder and pull the lower end under your legs and through the back between your buttocks.

Step 3

Twist the cloth into a rope starting at your buttocks.

Step 4

Take the rope and pull it to just above your buttocks and start to wrap it around your right hip to your waist in the front.

Step 5

Wrap the rope around your waist to the left and across the cloth that is across the shoulder.

Step 6

Continue wrapping the rope across to your left side and around your left hip and back.

Step 7

Wrap the rope under and around the rope above your right buttock, then wrap the rope around and around the rope above your left buttock until it is secured and you reach the end of the rope.

Step 8

Return to the end of the cloth that is over your shoulder. Drop it down and pull it between and under your legs and buttocks.

Step 9

Twist the cloth into a rope at your buttock as you did with the first end in Step 3.

Step 10

Wrap the fundoshi rope around and around the rope above your right buttock (see Step 4) until it is secured and you reach the end of the rope.

Warnings

  • Keep everything fairly tight and secure to avoid unwanted mishaps.

Photo Credits

  • wikicommons: Fthong

About the Author

John Gugie has been a freelance writer for a decade. His work is diverse, from editorials and research papers to entertainment, humor and more. He holds a degree in finance from Moravian College of Pennsylvania. He writes for several sites including Associated Content, Helium and Examiner.