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Behold: Japanese Fart Scrolls

It's been a while since we've checked in with our Japanese neighbors. And what piqued our interest this time? Traditional, Edo period Japanese fart scrolls, of course!

These scrolls are called he-gassen, which loosely translates to 'farting competition' or 'fart battle,' popular during the 17th - 19th centuries. 

While the artists of these he-gassen scrolls are unknown, they, along with similar drawings, were made in response to increasing intrusion of Europeans in Japan during this period (Though it's unclear to us how fart scrolls and European aggression are related. Fart battles?!?).

Enjoy this gallery of choice images from the he-gassen scrolls:


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