But It Looks Like Contemporary Art!

Donning special shit-shaped caps, children line up to get flushed down the toilet.

Donning special shit-shaped caps, children line up to get flushed down the toilet.

This isn’t about a Texas art show and, in fact, this isn’t meant to be art at all. But every once in a while, a science museum or children’s museum puts together an exhibition that must make some contemporary art curators jealous.

Tokyo’s National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, known as the Miraikan (literally “Future Museum”) recently opened an exhibition called Toilet!? – Human Waste & Earth’s Future, which will run through October 5. Geared towards children, the show is meant to be educational, encompassing various environmental, biological, and cultural issues. The press release expresses great pride in Japan’s high-tech toilets, but goes on to explain, “A pleasant egestion experience involves human dignity and a person’s ideal toilet differs according to age, culture, and their living environment.”

(Photos via Spoon & Tamago.)

Poop just seems cuter in other languages.

Poop just seems cuter in other languages.

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