|Dimensions||29.6 cm × 1003.1 cm (11.7 in × 394.9 in)|
He-Gassen (Japanese: 屁合戦, literally: "Fart competitions"), also known as Houhi-Gassen (放屁合戦, "Farting competitions") is a Japanese art scroll, created during the Edo period (1603–1868) by an unknown artist or several unknown artists.
The scroll depicts various scenes with one peculiar characteristic reoccurring throughout the scroll: at least one character is having a bout of flatulence directed against the other characters. The scroll may have been made to highlight the political and social changes in Japan.
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