Legendary Fart Battles in the Samurai Era

All of us have farts that bubble through our system in what polite science calls “breaking wind” or “flatulence.”

Yet we look accusingly at other people when we drop one in an elevator, despite the fact we are contributing to global warming alongside the cattle that give us methane in a final act of defiance.

However pretending we are innocent of farts seems a recent custom when we look at literature down the ages.

William Shakespeare was unusually polite when he wrote in The Comedy of Errors, “A man may break a word with you, sir, and words are but wind. Ay, and break it in your face, so he break it not behind.”

Relative peace and stability prevailed between 1603 to 1868. This was a hedonistic, pleasure-seeking era when sophisticates patronized poetry and theater, while red-blooded males sought the pleasures of geisha girls in red light districts.

A counter-culture developed whereby bum-baring men engaged in fart battles in order, presumably, to keep the Japanese tradition of samurai warriors alive.

It was said the powerful gusts of human wind could break through wooden boards and traverse wide battlefields through the sophistication of Japanese fart technology.

Nilidhani ni…thought it’s …Kumbe si kitu ya maana

Huyu hana kitu ya maana hapa he’s the worst talker here. If kenyatalk was a family he’d be the retarded boy who nobody likes

When a man has time to… ama wacha