Ancient Fart Battles

    Japan's Edo Period Fart Battles

    There are scrolls from the Edo period of Japan that suggest fart battles took place. The drawings show men blasting farts at other men, women, and even a cat.

    If you think some of the things you see from modern Japanese television are crazy, their ancestors sure blew them away with this one.

    There are scrolls from the Edo period (1603-1868) that feature drawings depicting Japanese people engaging in a farting contest (he-gassen).

    There are a number of drawings, including men blasting out forceful gusts from their rears at other men, women, and even a cat. There are also men taking aim with their farts from horseback.

    It is believed that the scrolls also have a deeper meaning, reflecting social and political sentiments at the time.

    Drawings similar to these were apparently used to ridicule westerners near the end of the Edo period.

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