Japanese Children Flushed with Curiosity at Toilet Expo

Posted on August 7, 2014

A three-month exhibit dubbed “Toilet!? Human Waste & Earth’s Future” debuted this past month at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (also known as Miraikan) in Japan.

space-toilet

According to the official website, the purpose of the exhibition is to have people “talk freely and openly about toilets.” For this purpose, the exhibition features eight areas –- each dedicated to different aspects of feces and toilet functionality.

One of the areas — titled “Where Do Feces Go?” — features a giant toilet that children can slide down on. This part of the exhibit is intended to explain the process of purifying sewage.

toilet-slide

Besides space toilets and giant toilet slides, the exhibition has a panel titled “If Toilets Could Talk…” that features a ranting toilet who vents his frustration at being unappreciated for his doo-doo-processing efforts. Hey, it seems fair to provide a space for the star of the show to express himself, considering all the crap he must deal with!

talking-toilet

The “Toilet!? Human Waste & Earth’s Future” exhibit will be featured at the Miraikan until October 5th, 2014 — so there’s still time to drop by!

Until then, you can continue to marvel at Japanese ingenuity by checking out these toilets.

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Marie R

Marie R

A freelance writer from Puerto Rico with a love for psychology and graphic design, Marie R. also enjoys sampling food from Asian countries and remembers blueberry-flavored Japanese KitKats quite fondly. Some of her musings can be found at radio-acerola.org.
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