Sumo Wardrobe Malfunctions


When people find out I am a sumo fan, almost always the first question is – what happens when those big men lose their loincloths?

Japan is a very modest society, and the matches are broadcast live over NHK, so any wardrobe malfunction would be relayed in moments to millions of HD sets across Japan and the world.

Now thanks to two of my favorite rikishi, Ura and Amakaze, we can see first hand what happens when someone (in this case the XXXL Amakaze) has a critical mawashi (廻し) failure.  By 2 minutes in, the situation is evident. The corrective action – very sumo.

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