Thursday, February 15, 2007
Culture Report: Annual Japanese Shit Bath Held in Hakone
Surely the most mysterious of all esoteric Japanese customs, this ritual is held in a different Japanese shithole each year. 2007's shithole is Hakone, one of the most popular hot springs resort towns in the country. The shitbath, or "kusofuro," is taken as a way to mortify and purify the body simultaneously in anticipation of the coming of the cherry blossoms. Or some such.
For the record, Japablum isn't down with this shit. This shit is wack. We're shit scared. What kind of shit is this?
And what are you hoping to see with those goggles, little girl?