Japan Opens a Kawaii Poop Museum And It’s Oddly Endearing
Japan’s pop culture is a powerhouse for creating colorful, eye catching, and captivating work that is shared and loved all around the world. Because the work from Japan has such a different and “kawaii” style, it has set them apart on a global scale. Japan is also famous for producing some of the most wacky and unconventional artwork out there. And Yokohama’s new poo museum is no exception.
You heard it right. This spring, there will be an entire interactive art museum dedicated to poo. And the weirdest part is, it is actually kind of cute?! The genius methodology behind this is that Japan has, yet again, found a way to bring two polarizing concepts together. They managed to introduce that “kawaii” art style to something as foul and stinky as… well, poo.
The Unko Museum, unko meaning poop in Japanese, has outlined 3 different themes in this interactive museum. The first being a step a light projection game, visitors can step on brightly colored poos that cause them to virtually splatter on the ground. Sounds disgustingly fun right?
There will also be a section of the museum for those social media junkies out there who need to take the perfect shot for their Instagram feed. And what better way to pull in the likes than with a backdrop made up of neon poop coils in the background? And finally, if games and photos shoots aren’t your cup of tea, there is an intellectually stimulating section to gander at poop sketches created by visitors. You can even leave your own poop art!
The Unko Museum will open on March 15 and run until July 15.
Advance tickets are available here for 1,600 yen for adults and 900 yen for kids.
Museum Address: Kanagawa-ken, Yokohama-shi, Nishi-ku, Takashima 2-14-9, Asobuild 2nd floor
神奈川県横浜市西区高島２丁目１４−９ アソビル２F ALE-BOX内
Would you visit a museum as provocative this? Let us know in the comments below!
Social Media Marketer
Pokemon Cafe Tokyo: 10 Things to Know Before You Go
If you love Pokémon, then you have to visit Tokyo’s Pokémon Cafe. Everything from the food and decor to the giant chef Pikachu helps to welcome and immerse you in the world of Pokémon. However, there are a few things you need to know before going. We’ve put together a complete list to make sure…
Check-In To Japan’s Cutest Hotel Rooms!
Do you remember our past article about kawaii bedrooms? If you don’t have your own kawaii bedroom yet, you can experience how it feels by staying at these kawaii-themed hotel rooms! 1. Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo – Hello Kitty, My Melody & Little Twin Star When you step into the lobby, you will be greeted…
The Little Mermaid Cafe in Japan!
If you are a Walt Disney Pictures lover, you should know the classic movie Little Mermaid. With the main character Ariel as a mermaid princess in the kingdom of Atlantica and Eric as a human prince, the story tells us about a mermaid princess who falls in love with the human prince. The movie was…
This Super Adorable Pompompurin Café Will Surely Melt Your Heart!!
Everyone loves Pompompurin! This fluffy adorable golden retriever dog is one of the many kawaii characters from Sanrio. With his signature brown beret, he is incredibly popular not just in Japan, but also worldwide. In fact, Pompompurin is so popular that he has his own themed café in 4 locations across Japan: Harajuku, Yokohama, Nagoya,…
Unko Museum in Tokyo! Yay or Nay?
Japan has a lot of unique attractions ranging from kawaii theme parks, to character themed cafes. Now Japan has a unique Poop (Unko) Museum! No, you didn’t misread that. Japan has an Unko Museum in Tokyo! But, don’t think about the disgusting literal poop, because all the poops in this museum are colorful and kawaii!…