Trash cans for adult magazines – 白いポスト
20-30 years ago there were many trash bins called “Shiroi Posto” (白いポスト – White mailbox). Nowadays you can still found some “Shiroi Posto” in little villages around Japan, but they are not very common.
These trash cans/mailboxes are used to dispose magazines, films, or whatever erotic/pornographic good that you don’t want to have at home in case you are having problems to hide it from your parents. Lets say that Japanese designed it as a service for adolescents.
A website from a city called “Hashima” explains it: “In order to keep your mental and physical health, beloved adolescents! please use this mailbox to dispose those magazines or books that you don’t want to keep at home”.
“Shiroi Posto”, a special mailbox for sexual goods
Some Japanese told me that they idea to create these special trash bins surged from the problems that some villages had when they started to find “illegal garbage dumps full of sex magazines” at the entrance of the forest, near the river or in hidden places inside parks; a friend of mine confessed me that he got his first erotic movie from the border of the nearest forest from his home 15 years ago.
In the big cities “Shiori posto” never proliferated (It seems that is easier to dispose discreetly a magazine in Japanese cities than in Japanese villages). In fact, in many Japanese little towns and villages you can still find “Shiroi posto” , in this website you can go through a collection of “Shiroi posto” that are still active and the places where the pictures where taken.
I wonder if in the future we will have specialized trash cans for doll disposal 😉