Well, now that we know how to wear a sword like a samurai, its about time we learned to do other things while wearing said sword(s). Namely, how to poop!
Will Black over at The Art of Manliness takes us through the reasons samurai would remove one leg completely from their pants when relieving themselves, and the reason of course is for tactical advantage.
When one would go to the outhouse, he would remove his right leg fully from his clothes. This was to give him full mobility. Yes, it would be odd to fight someone off when you were on the john, but imagine your feet being tied together when you were attacked on said john vs. your legs moving freely.
Makes sense, but this maneuver would apparently also help with the deucing act itself!
Secondly was body position and posture. The samurai would sit squarely on the seat, cross his leg so that his right ankle rested on his left knee (his left foot remained on the ground), place a hand on each knee, then straighten his back. Supposedly this aligns the bowels to help one from having to strain…
Sort of like a full body Sqatty Potty?
And now you know…
Have a great Sunday folks!