When you think of poop, you probably don’t think of something fun or Instagram-worthy, but Japan’s new movement dedicated to your number twos aims to change all that—and frankly, it looks amazing.
- It’s called the Unko Museum. Unko is the Japanese word for poop and the organizers behind the pop-up museum in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, aims to change all that. They believe poop should be fun and a bit more entertaining. While I’m not sure I agree, I’m certainly intrigued by the concept.
- There’s none of the nasty brown stuff there. As a rep for the museum told CNN, “We believe that setting poo as entertainment, not a museum, is the first in the world. There is no dirty brown poop in Unko Museum. It’s all colorful, cute and pop design poop. That’s right: you can fill your Instagram feed with poop and no one will complain! In fact, you’ll probably get some likes on it!
- The Unko Museum is full of fun activities. What do you even do at a poop museum? Well, you can step into Picasso’s shoes and turn your poop into art with a drawing, for starters. There’s also a ball pit full of little stuffed turds to play in and loads of poop memorabilia/walls to take photos in front of. Perhaps the best thing you can do, however, is yell “UNKO!” at the top of your lungs into a microphone. Doesn’t that sound cathartic?
- It’s cheap and easily accessible. The Unko Museum is only about $16 to get into, but you’ll have to hurry as it’s only open until August. Of course, you’ll need to be in Japan to visit, but if you’re vacationing in Tokyo, it’s only about 25 miles south of the city. Something tells me it’s worth the trip. After all, it’s not likely you’ll get to go to a poop museum ever again in your life, right?