Monday, March 2, 2009

Random Tsagaan Sar Image

MP D.Batbayar, a formerly known as the sumo wrestler Kyokushūzan Noboru. He was the first Mongolian wrestler to reach the higher division in sumo, and retired under extortion and threats by the Japanese yakuza.
Seen here dressed in an impressively excessive and colourful traditional-ish outfit leaving an official Tsagaan Sar function. He has this look about him as if he's watching out for animal rights activists with buckets of paint. Not that we have any paint-throwing activists in Mongolia, a country where everyone wears fur / leather products. This is something that would require its own discussion forum.

For more of parliamentary Tsagaan Sar's fashion statements, check out photo gallery.