- A new pop-up museum in Yokohama, Japan is drawing crowds and instantly becoming a hit, especially to children and the children-at-heart.
- The Unko Museum, which had 10,000 visitors during its first week, is dedicated to poop.
- The temporary museum, according to Lucy Craft, is a technicolor funhouse complete with a ball pit, lusciously sculptured cakes and candy-colored toys.
Japan is making the headlines again because of its new pop-up museum which is dedicated to poop. Located in Yokohama, it is becoming a hit, having 10,000 visitors in its first week. Though its theme may not be appealing to some people, it is delighting kids.
According to Lucy Craft, the pop-up museum is a technicolor funhouse with a ball pit, lusciously sculptured cakes and candy-colored toys.
Unko Museum, or the “Museum of poop” is a temporary hands-on exhibit that focuses on, you got that right — POOP.
“It’s cute,” student Akihio Tsuchiya said. “Poop is cool.”
The potty mouths are on display and they also have a megaphone.
Some boys who visited the Unko Museum told CBS News they “never get to shout ‘poop'” at school. “People would think we’re weird.”
“Yelling it out felt great,” they said after screaming the slang word in such a public setting.
According to CBS, museum creators say poop has untapped potential as a pop culture icon, they just might be on to something.
In Japan, kids usually grow up with manga — the country’s trademark anime — and TV shows that often tackle the finer points of elimination, starting even before they’re toilet trained.
In recent years, poop-themed children’s textbooks have been a publishing staple, selling 4 million copies.
The museum’s approach may not be a hit to teachers but parents say the bathroom humor and whimsical dung-shaped characters delight kids and keep them focused.
Manure icons are also on display. Additionally, poop-themed 18-carat gold bling is selling for hundreds of dollars.
Source: CBS News