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.


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.


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!


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.


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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