Wednesday, August 17, 2005
Originally uploaded by timtak.
As previously mentioned, toilet culture for men at least is quite liberated. Japanese youths are able to tell their parents about their bowel movements. Japanese males were able to pee on the street ("tachi shon") in Tokyo. And young males might invited each other for a pee together ("tsure shon").
But at the same time, Japanese females are these so ashamed of urinating that they would prefer to flush the toilet two or three times during the course of their evacuation rather than let others hear the noise. And as Sleepy days points out there are special electronic devices ("Otohime" or "Sound Princess ") that automatically, or at the touch of a button, emit a noise similar to that of a toilet flushing so that women can rely on the device to obliterate the sound of the tinkle rather than resort to flushing the toilet and wasting all that water. The reasons for this apparent contradiction will become apparent soon, here at burogu.com.
Labels: japan, japanese culture, nihonbunka, 日本文化
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