Unko Museum: Japan’s Poo Museum Heads to Hiroshima

27.June.2021 | SPOT

The poop-themed Unko Museum is heading to Hiroshima Marina Hop for a limited time from July 17 to September 12. The museum has been around both inside and outside Japan since 2019. It has popped up in Yokohama, Tokyo, ShanghaiFukuoka, and online.

 

The museum is an educational facility that teaches visitors (also called poopers at the museum) everything they ever wanted (or didn’t want) to know about poo.


All the classic installations and facilities are making an appearance including the poop-spurting Unko Volcano, the Poopteractive Area which is filled with games, the Poopogenic Area which is covered in cute sparkly poo decorations, and more.

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    Roppongi Museum is set to open its The Promised Neverland exhibition on July 17 where it will run until December 30. The exhibition covers the Grace Field House Jailbreak Arc, where guests can feel like they’re really walking through the house.

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    What to look out for

    Experience things from 47 prefectures and help support their promotion and growth.

     

     

    This project has been held 27 times in the past at d47 MUSEUM, with various themes centred on Japan’s prefectures such as travel, craftsmanship, lifestyle, fermentation, and more. The theme for its 28th run is the 47 RENTAL STORE which focuses on fostering communication through services. Visitors will be able to buy and experience a range of products and services first-hand and in turn help to provide feedback to exhibitors.

     

    The products or services visitors are interested in at the event can be tested or rented to see if they wish to incorporate them into their own lives. It’s a chance to discover new and wonderful things for adoring lifestyles.

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