Priceless 170-year-old Japanese fart scroll digitized


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Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/09/02/priceless-170-year-old-japanes.html


#2

The cherry tree blossoms withered by the fart-blast, now that’s some mono no aware for you.

Alternately, replace the people with robots and you’ve got great storyboards for the Pacific Rim sequel.


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#4

Given Howard Stark’s proclivities, his taste in art trending that way doesn’t surprise me.


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#6

The scroll, no joke, is titled “He Gassin’.”

He-Gassen (屁合戦), literally: “Fart Battle.”


#7

It’s like Picasso’s Guernica, but with farts.


#8

Man. I’ve simply got to get around to seeing that last season.


#9

Indeed. It really is a blast.


#10

The resolution seems rather low for a recent digitization.


#11

Next time the great-grandkids say they’re bored, I’m having them draw a collaborative fart battle for Mrs. Old.


#12

It is of course immediately obvious what this led to in later years.


#13

Leave it to Japan, they’ve already turned it into an anime…


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#15

Does that pre or post-date Ren & Stimpy?


#16

There’s a fart in the air
Blossoms fall everywhere
Mono no aware…

(I’ll see myself out now)


#17

The cherry blossoms
are but a fart in the wind
of a fart from me.

Cherry blossoms curl,
their petals withered sere, dried,
fart-dessicated.

On Fart Mountain I
fart to the four winds and bless
my stinky fart smells.

A full moon, crisp smells
of farts borne on a mild wind:
autumn is coming.


#18

this tradition is still strong in japan today:


#19

Fart silent but deadly and carry a big fan.

Also, what the hell are they cooking up to induce such overpowering flatuence?


#20

Now we know how many farts it takes to fill the Albert Hall.