Fundoshi Japanese Underwear Update: Let’s bring back this post from the archives so we can include this handsome Japanese guy wearing fundoshi. We are not sure if this is from the Hadaka Matsuri festival but we would not be surprised if it is. Damn, he’s cute, ain’t he? And we love, love, love his poutiness.
Kei Nishikori Wife Update. Apparently, the Japanese tennis superstar has tied the knot last December 2020 with long-time girlfriend Mai Yamauchi. From asia.nikkei.com: “Japan’s Kei Nishikori married 29-year-old former model Mai Yamauchi last week, the former world No. 4 men’s singles player announced Friday on his personal app.”
The two, who registered their marring on 11 December 2020, have been dating for five years and and she had been accompanying him and supporting him on tour and at Grand Slam events. No wedding photos, unfortunately but here are photos of Kei and Mai:
Will Sharpe Shirtless as Ethan Spiller in White Lotus. Wow. We are so happy that more of the world is discovering, seeing, and appreciating Will Sharpe. Yay! He currently stars as one of the main characters in one of the TV’s most talked about shows. We are referring, of course, to The White Lotus on HBO which won several Emmys for its first season and which continues to impress when it started airing its second season a few weeks ago.
Anyhoo, Will plays a wealthy tech entrepreneur on the show. He is married to Harper Spiller (played by the divine Aubrey Plaza) and is best friends with Cameron Sullivan (played by another Famewatcher favorite Theo James). Here are screencaps of the actor from the show:
Mackenyu Shirtless, Girlfriend, Zoro in One Piece. Aside from Taz Skylar, another actor who will be starring in the Netflix remake of One Piece is Japanese hunk Mackenyu. Specifically, he will be playing the role of Zoro who, according to wikipedia, “has a stern, serious, and distanced personality… and often reacts in a goofy and exaggerated comic style due to his short-tempered and impatient attitude.”
Though some of you may not be familiar with the guy, Mackenyu has actually been active in the biz since 2014. Actually, he appeared in two other TV shows (specifically Astro kyûdan in 2005 and Oyaji in 2007) but it was in 2014 that he seriously pursued a career in acting. To date, he starred in 43 movies and television shows including the 2018 Hollywood movie Pacific Rim: Uprising where he played the role of Cadet Ryoichi.
Shohei Ohtani Endorsements and Brand Sponsorships. Earlier, we mentioned that two-way baseball phenomenon Shohei Ohtani is a brand ambassador for Seiko Watch and when she read what we posted our Grandma Akita was like, “Are you sure that’s the only product he endorses?”
So we decided to go down the rabbit hole to make a list of the baseball great’s endorsement deal and this is what we came up with. So far, we came up with eight but there may be sponsorship deals out there we’ve yet to discover. We already mentioned his partnership with Seiko but here’s a photo of a billboard featuring our guy:
Andrew Koji Shirtless, Girlfriend, Ethnic Background. Anyone of you who, like us, just discovered Warrior on HBO Max? We just finished the first season and, wow, we really like it. Actually, we heard of the show before but didn’t have Cinemax so we were not able to check it out. Good thing it is now on a streaming service which makes it accessible.
Anyhoo, the show stars Andrew Koji as a badass martial arts expert who goes to San Francisco in search of his younger sister. That’s all we are gonna say because we do not want to spoil anything. Go check it out, its a critical hit with an 89% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes and it would be great if more people watch it.