Sunday, June 8, 2008

Random Japaneseness

8 comments:

GenevaGirl said...

One of the best potty-training books I got for my daughter was "Everybody Poops" by Taro Gomi. It gets the point across and was very funny. We read that one for years. (This great book should be paired with another Japanese import: "The Gas We Pass." )

The Japanese apparently have a warped sense of scatological humor.

Kellybelle said...

Boys wee sitting down?

Xboy said...

If they're too short to pee over the rim, yes.

Edshugeo The GodMoor said...

That toilet might've been too tall for him to aim at. I don't remember my first urinations, but I might've had to sit for the same reason.

The Japanese used to not have toilets like that. They used to (and still do in some places) look like urinals in the ground, and even #2 was done squatting over the hole rather than sitting on something.

I worried about having to deal with that on a trip there a few years ago, but encountered nothing but normal-ish toilets, thankfully.

Here's one example: http://edshugeo.com/my_favorite_things/nippon/Asakusa_47_toilet.jpg
It's supposedly handicapped accessible, though I can't imagine using it with only one leg.

ItAintEazy said...

I swear, you really should check out this blog(gaijinsmash.net) about an authentic Giant Negro living in Japan. Every single one of his post will either have you rolling on the floor or move you to tears.

Edshugeo The GodMoor said...

Oops. Here's a tinyurl for the toilet pic.
http://tinyurl.com/69amwl

Undercover Black Man said...

The Japanese apparently have a warped sense of scatological humor.

No shit. :^)

Brown Girl said...

LOL!!! That was wack!!!