Fun Link Friday: The view from the shogun’s (toilet) seat?

In case you needed a little more excitement on your visit to the bathrooms at Kyoto station, The Asahi Shimbun reported that through August 16, the subway station paneled the inside of two of their stalls (one in the men’s room, one in the women’s room) with a photographic view of what it would have been like to be sitting in the place of Tokugawa Yoshinobu (1837-1913), the last shogun of the Edo period. Reproducing the famous scene of the shogun returning power to the emperor at Ninomaru Palace, I suppose even if one isn’t a history buff, it might still be fun to be surrounded by vassals and gold screens while contemplating life on the can. I wonder what scenes might be next?

Visit the original article for some better photos of the stalls!

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Paula lives in the vortex of academic life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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