2010-10-05

A Halloween Potty!

Let's start off with everyone's favourite coprophile, Scatman John.



His influence took Japan by storm and soon everyone was getting in on the act, such as ScatUltraman:



While we're on the subject of scat, why don't learn a little bit more about having a good bowel movement?

From the ever-useful Japan Sugoi, I discovered this song, おなら体操 (Onara Taisou) which translates as Fart Calisthenics!  Its a song about kids farting and then going to the potty.


The lyrics basically go like this:


1. Let's let it out and be healthy. Let's let it out and make a nice noise.
Do Re Mi Fa poo poo poo. Ahhh!
Big or small, it's still a fart.
Well then, let's go potty.
Hey! Hey! Boooooo!                                          (That's the fart noise.)
2. Let's all let it out. Laugh and let it out.
Do Re Mi Fa poo poo poo. Ahhh!
Dad does it. Mom does it.
Everyone is the same. It's a fart. Let's do it as high as the sky.
Hey! Hey! Booooo!
3. A little something's going to come out. Very soon it's going to come out.
Do Re Mi Fa poo poo poo. Ahhh!
A healthy fart. A cute fart.
I wonder what kind is going to come out next time.
Ok, everyone let's go!
Hey! Hey! Booooo! It came out!

Check out the incredibly cute 上野 樹里 (Juri Ueno) as she records the tune. She really gets into it!

You can pick up the Dvd if you're so inclined.

I discovered recently that in Japan, even skeletons need to use the loo. Here in all its glow-in-the-dark graphic glory is my Japanese toilet with a load recently deposited by a 骸骨.
These other pictures are the ones I didn't manage to obtain. I'm a tad disappointed for who doesn't want a skeleton on the crapper?




I've spoken in the past about the 河童"river-child", alternately called 川太郎 "river-boy") or 川子 "river-child") or simply かっぱ (Kappa) and who'd have thought that one who looks so cute here has a nasty fixation on the posterior?

(From Wiki we learn that), Kappa are usually seen as mischievous troublemakers. Their pranks range from the relatively innocent, such as loudly passing gas or looking up women's kimonos, to the more troublesome, such as stealing crops or kidnapping children. In fact, small children are one of the gluttonous kappa's favorite meals, though they will eat adults as well. They feed on these victims by sucking out their 尻子玉 (shirikodama ), a mythical ball inside the anus.
This excellent resource tells you everything you need to know about Kappa, including a few idioms, for example: 河童の屁 (Kappa no He) = Much ado about nothing (literally “water-imp fart”).

So without further ado, let's check out some of Shigeru Mizuki's versions of Kappa and a few of his brethren.

First up is 一目入道 (Ichi-Moku Nyu-dou), a one-eyed kappa from Sado Island. If you scroll down here, you'll see another picture of one.
Other Kappa include せこ (Seko), a cute cycloptic kind of kappa, which can be heard making merry at night.
These けんもん (Kenmon) appear to hang out in trees by the riverside. So you'd better look up as well as down.
Finally, 弁慶掘の河太郎 (Benkeibori no Kawa Taru), yet another water-imp.

Let's end our little Scat-tale with the dreaded Death Kappa!

2 comments:

The Frog Queen said...

Okay....that song kinda hurt my brain....which I was suprised I was still in possesion of :D

Thanks....that has to be one of the oddest and most entertaining blog post I have ever read.

You crack me up. Thanks for sharing.

Cheers!

Michael Jones said...

It was probably the most enjoyable post I've ever written as well. But it took me ages.
I don't think I'll be able to top it...

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