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Horror experience in the toilet!

Posted on: May 29, 2009

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.

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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.

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`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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