Fundoshi by Robert Stadler Re-design of the traditional japanese underwear / 2002 Re-interpretation of the traditional Japanese masculine undergarment. The tie, an item of clothing once used to protect the neck of western man, has now become a pure ornamental accessory. From a simple geometry, like the Fundoshi, it takes its shape as a result of a knot. Here the symbol of the respectable man has slid down to below the belt where it continues its functional and symbolic roles.
Karuwaza and "kyokugei" have the same meaning in Japanese, but in the modern age, karuwaza was used mainly for tight-rope walkers. They moved lightly, and performed acrobatics. In they also performed abroad and gained popularity.