China’s latest work of factory art: an iron porta-potty

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Behind the plans are clever logisticians at a management firm called Midnight Group who have hatched a plan to transport what’s an object of national fascination — a metal iron porta-potty, to be precise — and bring it to an amusement park in central China, Nara Land.

An image of the porta-potty getting special treatment in Japan. Wikimedia Commons

As of this writing, the destination seems to be Yokohama’s Kikkoman Okochi water park. For the curious, the porta-potty will be shoddily constructed from recycled wood. The plywood plank is being finished off with a waterproof, temporary coating before getting transported to the park.

Tentative names for the sections of the contraption include Desert Water and Desert Food.

The porta-potty is hardly a first for Chinese artisans, though. In the 1940s and 1950s, when shortages of labor and materials also roiled global markets, China erected “Siberian Way,” a sculpture of moving ice excavators that made its debut in 1964 at Moscow’s Republic Museum of Modern Art

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