Japanese Fart Scroll from 1847

WOW. Wow…

Over at Tofugu, author Hashi states:

I was doing research for another post a while back, and found something a bit…unusual. It was an old Japanese scroll about farting. No, you didn’t misread that last sentence. The whole scroll, which is called He-Gassen (“The Fart Battle”) is just about people farting. Farting at other people, farting at cats, farting off of horses, farting into bags; just farting everywhere. […] I kept expecting to find some deep cultural explanation as to why these guys made whole scrolls about farting. But I think it really just boils down to one universal truth: farts are funny. We can pretend that our senses of humor are more sophisticated than that, but let’s face it: when somebody lets one rip, you’re going to chuckle.

Couldn’t have put it better myself!

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{Via Jessica Joslin, with fragrant thanks!)

2 Responses to “Japanese Fart Scroll from 1847”

  1. Thomas Hodne Says:

    LOoool i LOVE it sick twisted yeah… Adult as well as childish humour

  2. Edwin Rhodes Says:

    Farting on cats = funny. Didn’t realize there was a whole genre of this. It would be cool to get some high quality prints of these.