Japanese Fart Scrolls

Jemand namens Hashi hat bei Online-Recherchen eine alte japanische Schriftrolle aus dem 19. Jahrhundert gefunden. Und die heisst „He-Gassen“ („The Fart Battle“).

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.

Why? I couldn’t really tell you. I’ve tried to do some research but, believe it or not, academic literature on Japanese farting is surprisingly few and far between.

Japanese Fart Scrolls, die komplette Furzrolle in HighRes gibt's hier. (via MeFi)