Horror stories are good…for me to poop on!

May 26, 2009

Posted by Nick Sarno

 

You might think this is kitschy, but look: if books aren’t totally obsolete in the next couple of years, they will probably wind up as some sort of specialty market. Toilet paper on the other hand…we will ALWAYS need toilet paper. Just saying. Also, sorry for the title of the post. Via…um…Yahoo.

 

TOKYO – In a country where ghosts are traditionally believed to hide in the loo, a Japanese company is advertising a new literary experience — a horror story printed on toilet paper.

Each roll carries several copies of a new nine-chapter novella written by Koji Suzuki, the Japanese author of the horror story “Ring,” which has been made into movies in both Japan and Hollywood.

“Drop,” set in a public restroom, takes up about three feet (90 centimeters) of a roll and can be read in just a few minutes, according to the manufacturer, Hayashi Paper.

The company promotes the toilet paper, which will sell for 210 yen ($2.20) a roll, as “a horror experience in the toilet.”

Toilets in Japan were traditionally tucked away in a dark corner of the house due to religious beliefs. Parents would tease children that a hairy hand might pull them down into the dark pool below.

 

Japan Scary Toilet Paper

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