By Cal Widdall
These controversial urinals, depicting kneeling Japanese soldiers with their mouths open wide, were recently snapped and posted on Weibo. Located in a Harbin hotel, they have been dubbed 靖国神厕, a reference to the Yasukuni Shrine in Japan.
The Yasukuni shrine honours 2.5 million war dead, including 14 people convicted as criminals by a 1948 war tribunal, serving as a source of anger for China and other countries victimised by Japan’s militaristic recent history. Annual visits by previous Japanese leaders stoked this anger but the last prime minister, Naoto Kan, refrained from visiting the shrine and Yoshihiko Noda, the current prime minister, has vowed never to visit during his tenure.
Fortunately, because of the distance you’d have to travel to get there, it’s unlikely you’ll have to choose between being a big racist or missing out on a fun pee.
In the meantime, we recommend you stick to relieving yourselves all over the heads of sports players you don’t like on Big Bamboo’s TV screen urinals.