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Gallery&Museum Haewoojae Museum (Mr. Toilet's House)

WriterAdministratorDate12/20/2019

Haewoojae Museum (Mr. Toilet's House)1
Haewoojae Museum (Mr. Toilet's House)2
Haewoojae Museum (Mr. Toilet's House)3
  • Location

    Suwon

  • Address

    463, Jangan-ro, Jangan-gu, Suwon-si (Yimok-dong)

  • TEL

    +82-31-271-9777

Toilet on Jeju Island (Tongshi Toilet): Jeju's eco-friendly toilet
  • The traditional toilet in Jeju is also called the 'Poop Pig Toilet'. Until the 1970s, most households raised black pigs in Jeju. People built a toilet combined with a pigsty by building a stone wall into the rear of their house.

    Thus, pigs ate human waste and their excreta - mixed with straw from the pigsty - provided an excellent source of manure. Pigs were also fed food leftovers, so a pigsty was a useful place to dispose of food waste too.

    You might think that feeding pigs with human waste is very unsanitary, but people were able to raise healthier pigs due to the nutriments remaining in such waste.

  • In fact, these Jeju Poop Pigs (Jeju Black Pigs) are well known for their delicious taste. Although they grow slowly and are smaller than other breeds of pigs, they are very resistant to epidemics and adapt well to environmental changes too. In fact, Jeju Black Pigs, though not native to Jeju, have been designated as a Natural Monument and are fed with eco-friendly feed. As they are very popular, you can find and taste the meat just about anywhere in the country.

    *Travel Tip: The original Toilet of Jeju Island and Jeju Black Pigs can be seen at the Seongeup Folk Village in Jeju. (3294, Seongeup-ri, Pyoseon-myeon, Seogwipo-si, Jeju) / http://www.jeju.go.kr/seongeup/index.htm)

    *Tip: If you look inside the toilet, you will hear the sound of a pig.