Japan loves their poop, or "unchi" to use the native vernacular. The reason for its unusual prominence in the country's culture derives from the name: unchi (if broken down to "un" and "chi") is another way to say "1,000 years of good luck", or something to that effect. This explains the popularity of those gold-toned swirlies sold as good luck charms and mosquito-coil covers, at least one hopes it does.
In any case, a Tokyo furniture company seems to be enlisting the luck of the log as a way to sell furniture. The company's trucks are covered in cheery cartoons of corporate mascot Super Fly Unkoman, a smiling swirl of organic waste who encourages one and all to visit the Unko Furniture company website. C'mon, you know you want to.
A look at Unko Furniture's crappy bricks & mortar warehouse, or "Super Outlet" as they're calling it, proves without a doubt the place is no dump regardless of the many stylized dumps decorating the exterior walls. All smiling, one might add.
There also appears to be a roving Unchi Man superhero who roams the streets of Tokyo spreading word of this, er, unique new furniture store. Let's hope that's all he's spreading. Decked out in a shimmering spandex suit with a giant golden helmet perched upon his head, this HAS to be THE worst summer job EVER.
So, still willing to give Unko Furniture a chance? A quick browse through their online listings indicates their wares are relatively stylish and reasonably priced... though oddly enough, there don't appear to be any items for the bathroom. (via Gigazine)