The Himeji Poop Exhibit
Editor's note: This was originally posted on the author's fascinating blog. Visit it!
Today's Word Of The Day is うんち (unchi). That's Japanese for "poop".
Last weekend, my wife and I went to the Confectionary Exposition in Himeji, and on the way back to the car we saw this sign:
Here is what the sign says:
Everybody come and play! Come and look! We have poop books!
Rabbit: It's shit time!
Gorilla: Come and see my shit too!
Elephant: Animal shit is here yo!
See it. Touch it! Smell it! Explore!
Can you guess what animals made this shit? (3 pictures)
Himeji Museum Of Literature, Special Exhibit. April 1st-May 18th
Naturally, we couldn't resist.
We paid our way into the little exhibit. On the walls around the room were little pictures of animals doing the deed:
Then you get to see the real stuff up close, displayed in cute little boxes as if they were Easter treats. You are free to look, handle, and sniff to your heart's content. Can you guess which animals each shit belongs to? (Answers below):
Answers: zebra, addax, hippo, giraffe, elephant.
But that's not even the main attraction! This is the Himeji Museum of Literature. What would this exhibit be without books about poop?
Book Made Out Of Shit
The paper of this book was made from elephant dung.
This book, titled Unchi Restaurant, is about a bug that eats dung. (Warning: plot spoilers ahead):
"Eww. What's that smell?"
"When you eat breakfast your belly starts to move, and your poop starts to move too."
Poop1: "I'm getting pushed out!"
Poop2: "Here I come!"
"I am the Shit Professor. I know everything there is to know about shit!"
"Eh? Shit is delicious?"
"Yes. Shit is delicious food."
The hippo takes a dump and then these little fish eat it, chasing after the hippo's butt.
End Of The Japanese Poop Exhibit
Finally, after enjoying the literature, you can take a picture at this special cut-out to take home a souvenir:
Editor's note: Again, this is from the author's blog. Take a look!