Not even cats were safe: Priceless 170-year-old Japanese fart scroll digitized

I was eating breakfast with Sorenne and she let out a huge, long fart.

17p7on0bgn72xjpgAs she is wont, like all of my 5 girls until they reach puberty, she said, excuse me, I farted, and laughed uproariously for about a minute.

The Japanese apparently share this toilet humor.

The scrolls were likely political cartoons of the day, railing against threats to Japan’s isolationist policies due to gunboat diplomacy like the Perry Expedition. You can’t spell “fine art” without “fart.”