Joe and I love Japan. I’ve been there 4 times and Joe 3, and we’re looking at 2020 for our 5th/4th visit. Now, if there’s one thing we can count on from Japan, it’s its quirkiness or even, if you’ll forgive us, its weirdness. Cuz really…for every charming thing like Hayao Miyazaki films, or amazingly fun thing like Tokyo Disneyland/Tokyo DisneySea, or gorgeous natural thing like Mt. Fuji, there’s the off-center thing like MXC (Most Extreme Challenge – I LOVE that show), an incinerator that looks like a theme park, or the annual Kanamara Matsuri, also known as the Penis Festival ( <– YouTube link is NSFW). If you haven’t figured it out yet, Joe and I really like off-center stuff (OK, maybe not the Penis Festival so much), which, yeah, plays a part in why we describe YMMV as, “A slightly off-center look at travel, hotel points, frequent flyer miles & other ways to save.”
So when I found out there’s a guy in Japan that has essentially made an art form of photographing quirky/weird public toilets in Japan, let’s just say I wasn’t the least bit surprised…
Hidefumi Nakamura is a Japanese photographer who travels his home country in search of weird public toilet facilities. And apparently there are a lot of them. And I mean A LOT of them. Enough where he created an Instagram page called, appropriately, Toilets_A_Go_Go.
Call them what you will, here are a few examples of the quirky, weird, zany, wacky, idiosyncratic yet REALLY artistic public toilets he’s photographed:
To see more of Hidefumi Nakamura’s toilet photography, you can check out his Toilets_a_go_go Instagram by clicking here. You’ll be glad that you did! 🙂
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