Even poop is cute at Japanese museum that encourages play

first_imgVisitors to the museum get a short video introduction and then are asked to sit on one of seven colorful, non-functional toilets lined up against the wall.Music plays as a user pretends to poop, then a brightly colored souvenir “poop” can be collected from inside the toilet bowl, to be taken home after the tour.A ceiling-high poop sculpture in the main hall erupts every 30 minutes, spitting out little foam poops.The “Unstagenic” area of Instagram-worthy installations includes pastel-hued flying poops and a neon sign with the word “poop” written in different languages. Karnataka trust vote today: Speaker’s call on resignations, says SC, but gives rebel MLAs a shield More acrimony in Japan-South Korea row as Tokyo lodges protest South Korea seeks US help in bitter trade spat with Japan Japan government to pay damages to kin over leprosy isolation Cabinet asks finance panel to consider securing funds for defence In another room, players use a projection-mapping game like “whack-a-mole” to stamp on and squash the most poops they can. In another game, participants compete to make the biggest “poop” by shouting the word in Japanese, “unko,” as loudly as possible.A soccer video game involves using a controller to “kick” a poop into a goal.Toshifumi Okuya, a system engineer, was amused to see adults having fun. “It’s funny because there are adults running around screaming ‘poop, poop,’” he said.At the end of the tour, visitors get a bag to carry home their souvenir poop. If they want still more, the museum’s gift shop abounds with more poop-themed souvenirs.The museum attracted more than 100,000 visitors in the first month after its opening in March. It will remain open until September. Here, the poop is artificial, nothing like what would be in a toilet, and comes in twisty ice cream and cupcake shapes, in all colors and sizes.“The poops are colorful and come out nicely in photos,” said Haruka Okubo, a student visiting part of the museum devoted to all-important selfies.“The shape is so round and cute.” In Japan, little poop-shaped erasers with faces and other small items have long been popular items collected by children, and sometimes older folks. As elsewhere, scatological jokes are popular and bodily functions discussed openly: a recent morning variety show by public broadcaster NHK featured tips on how to deal with farts. Related News center_img japan, japan news, japan poop museum, poop museum, museums in japan, weird museums, museums around the world, japan tourism, world news, indian express The poop installations there get their cutest makeovers. They come in the shape of soft cream, or cupcake toppings. (AP Photo)Japan’s culture of cute makes no exceptions for poop. It gets a pop twist at the Unko Museum in Yokohama near Tokyo. Post Comment(s) After Masood Azhar blacklisting, more isolation for Pakistan Advertising Best Of Express By AP |Yokohama | Published: July 4, 2019 12:50:24 pm Advertisinglast_img

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