Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Scrubbing Your Toilet To Bring Good Luck

A bathroom cleaning frenzy has broken out across Japan after media hype goes huge over a new book that links an ultra-clean loo to life-changing good luck and fortune :
Don't just wipe the floor, polish it," (a new book) instructs. "It's important to maintain a positive mood while cleaning."

The books are inspired by Buddhist teachings and feng shui, a traditional Chinese belief that people's fortunes are determined by their surroundings.

The idea that a clean toilet can bring good fortune, or even make you more beautiful, has existed in Japan for many years, according to Yuka Soma of Makino Publishing in Tokyo, editor of one of the toilet books.

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