Lisa’s Win-A-Golden-Poop Contest

A lot of people e-mailed me asking how they can get a golden poop cell phone strap, too. Well, I have a secret to share with you all. I’m a closet golden poop collector! (Shhhh…don’t tell anyone…)

Anyway, I decided to give away some of my stash if you can answer this question:

Why in the world do Japanese people love poop so much??

Leave your response and contact info in the comments section under this post, and I’ll send a lucky few winners their very own poop.

19 thoughts on “Lisa’s Win-A-Golden-Poop Contest

  1. in order not to give it all away to other contributors… it’s related to the shortened hiragana writing of sh*t and 運, isn’t it ? have i understood right from what i’ve searched following this post ?
    Yet another unexpected nihongo lesson for me ^^
    thank you.
    Now that made me wonder why here we “believe” that stepping in it with the left foot is a lucky charm we don’t even have kanji or hiragana to provide an excuse 😉

  2. in order not to give it all away to other contributors… it’s related to the shortened hiragana writing of sh*t and 運, isn’t it ? have i understood right from what i’ve searched following this post ?
    Yet another unexpected nihongo lesson for me ^^
    thank you.
    Now that made me wonder why here we “believe” that stepping in it with the left foot is a lucky charm we don’t even have kanji or hiragana to provide an excuse 😉

  3. a healthy digestive system is the sign of a healthy mind, body, and soul. if you are relaxed, drink enough water, exercise enough, you will probably poop regularly to get all the bad stuff out of your body.
    poop also represents the cycle of life, and the timelessness that links past, present and future. we take the physical world, internalize it, use its nutrients, and return it. we have done it forever and will continue to do it forever. poop joins mother with daughter, brother with sister, enemy with enemy, lover with lover from generations past and future for and from eternity. ive always wanted one of those golden poops. i used to want to be a pediatric gastroenterologist.

  4. a healthy digestive system is the sign of a healthy mind, body, and soul. if you are relaxed, drink enough water, exercise enough, you will probably poop regularly to get all the bad stuff out of your body.
    poop also represents the cycle of life, and the timelessness that links past, present and future. we take the physical world, internalize it, use its nutrients, and return it. we have done it forever and will continue to do it forever. poop joins mother with daughter, brother with sister, enemy with enemy, lover with lover from generations past and future for and from eternity. ive always wanted one of those golden poops. i used to want to be a pediatric gastroenterologist.

  5. Cuz the Japanese don’t give a crap and they don’t have a stick shoved up their collective butts like half of America. Everyone poops (en), so everyone can relate. American’s are just more anal. I made friends yesterday with a cabbie from England—we both get emergency poops. Except he’s ok with squatting. Under I-280. In Bayview. And getting spotlighted by the SFPD.

  6. Cuz the Japanese don’t give a crap and they don’t have a stick shoved up their collective butts like half of America. Everyone poops (en), so everyone can relate. American’s are just more anal. I made friends yesterday with a cabbie from England—we both get emergency poops. Except he’s ok with squatting. Under I-280. In Bayview. And getting spotlighted by the SFPD.

  7. Does “Le Fantôme de la liberté” by Luis Buñuel ring a bell ? A famous scene where guests of a dinner party are on toilet seats reading papers and chit-chatting in the main room, then guests have to excuse themselves and go to a locked room in order to preserve their privacy when they have to eat 🙂
    I don’t have a really sharp recollection of the scene as i saw the film late on TV when i was a kid, but these comments just reminded me of this hilarious moment.

  8. Does “Le Fantôme de la liberté” by Luis Buñuel ring a bell ? A famous scene where guests of a dinner party are on toilet seats reading papers and chit-chatting in the main room, then guests have to excuse themselves and go to a locked room in order to preserve their privacy when they have to eat 🙂
    I don’t have a really sharp recollection of the scene as i saw the film late on TV when i was a kid, but these comments just reminded me of this hilarious moment.

  9. I’m not as articulate as the former commenters so all I have to say is, “because it taste just like chicken….poop, it’s the other brown meat”

  10. because the Un in Unko is the character used for Unsei! which is fortune! hehe
    i want an unko strap!

  11. because the Un in Unko is the character used for Unsei! which is fortune! hehe
    i want an unko strap!

  12. No idea… after these centuries of constantly squatting they prolly got used to living with poop on eye level?!

  13. No idea… after these centuries of constantly squatting they prolly got used to living with poop on eye level?!

  14. The question you should be asking is:

    “Why doesn’t the rest of the world love poop as much?”

  15. The question you should be asking is:

    “Why doesn’t the rest of the world love poop as much?”

  16. I’ll just be honest – someone snagged my Hello Kitty Samurai cellphone charm that I got at the Himeji-jo gift shop and I never saw these. Otherwise I would have brought back a dozen from Japan. However, I do not have the funds to return there at the moment to go buy golden poop. And also because it would thoroughly mortify all my coworkers, which is a noble cause in itself.

  17. I’ll just be honest – someone snagged my Hello Kitty Samurai cellphone charm that I got at the Himeji-jo gift shop and I never saw these. Otherwise I would have brought back a dozen from Japan. However, I do not have the funds to return there at the moment to go buy golden poop. And also because it would thoroughly mortify all my coworkers, which is a noble cause in itself.

  18. for some reason its considered good luck, and Ive heard that school children will buy blue poo charms for good luck on exams.
    once you step in poo, everythings gotta go up from there right?
    candi@intotheflame.com