Take care of two pressing needs at once with the ideal Japanese product for these troubled times: Professor Poop kanji-studying toilet paper!
Schools are closed, but that doesn’t mean kids have an excuse to slack off – anyone who stops relentlessly memorizing those complicated kanji characters every week won’t be able to read the daily news by sixth grade,* so…
No more excuses not to get, er, cracking!
Naturally, the instructive sentences are all hilariously poop-centric, so even the maker anticipated the small problem of kids going back to school and using them as examples in the weekly kanji test.
One disclaimer couldn’t quite cover all the bases, so…
1: Because this is just for fun…don’t actually do the stuff described in the examples!
2: The funny examples will help you write sentences using the words in this Poop Kanji Drill!
3: Don’t talk about disgusting things like this around other people! These kind of examples should stay in the bathroom!
And last, but certainly not least (to settle one of the greatest sources of domestic discord once and for all), for all of you who ERRONEOUSLY think that toilet paper should unroll from under, not over, this:
*That’s right – you need to know about 2,000 of the complex Japanese characters that each stand for a word if you want to be able to read Japanese at a basic level. Starting in first grade, Japanese kids have to memorize how to read and write ten characters a week (like Friday spelling tests in the West) so it takes them until sixth grade to know enough to read the daily news with fluency.
I found this delightful product at Shimojima (Tokyo’s best-kept shopping secret)
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