Sumo Kaboom

Leslie and Laurie Collins, Texan sisters and diehard sumo fans, talk about all things sumo.

Episode 192: Sumo Fashion

This one is alllll about clothes. What they wear, how it's made and why they wear it.

Time Codes:

1:20 apologies for being inaccurate
2:10 No newsflash
2:30 practice mawashi
3:50 how they break in canvas belts
7:15 shimekomi
9:00 middle men and sponsor clubs
11:00 the artistry of Mr. Nakagawa
13:15 the importance of a handwoven silk mawashi
14:30 sagari origins
15:45 Mr Ohno who does the kesho mawashi apron his backstory
17:15 Nishijin weaving definition
17:45 the embroiderer's tools
18:15 Chaplin apron & sponsorship
18:30 anime & manga inspiration
19:15 tassels & meaning behind them
21:00 fundoshi
22:00 Laurie segment
22:45 cotton yukata/somenuki
25:43 what's underneath
26:45 the Japanese tux
28:00 what's underneath... nagajubans?
28:00 family crest dots
29:30 confucian virtues
31:00 why they wear big pants that makes them float



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