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Best of 2014: Drawings of Men Farting from the Japanese Edo Period (1603-1868)

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, 09 Dec 2014
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Originally published on January, 22 2014

These images, taken from scrolls produced during the Japanese Edo period (1603-1868), depict he-gassen or "farting competitions." Yes, that's right, farting. According to the website Naruhodo, "Similar drawings were used to ridicule westerners towards the end of the Edo period, with images depicting the westerners blown away by Japanese farts." 

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