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.
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Oh man! Pennies are dropping!DeadWolf wrote:For those who don't know what I'm talking about.
I reckon I'd get all paranoid about being in the loo reading a horror story. Not a good idea for me :p
So, wait. I don't get it. Does the entire roll contain the movie film? Does that mean you have to use the ENTIRE roll on one bathroom break?! Or do you just take breaks and read it when you gotta use a number 1 or 2. But what if somebody else uses the same bathroom? >_> Oi, people are coming up with some of the weirdest inventions out there...
Dude, that's just what I was thinking reading through that.DeadWolf wrote:That explains the toilet in the inn on Majora's Mask.Duran wrote: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.
Anybody want to take bets on how long it'll take for someone to start printing erotic literature on toilet paper?