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Old 05-25-2018, 08:10 PM   #1
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May 26th, 2018 : Jap Public Toilets

Unlike most other cultures in Japan the are up front about body functions… everybody poops.
In the west finding a public toilet is like a treasure hunt, and likely to end up with a toilet in a business like a gas station or restaurant.
Not so in Japan, although some are strange...

Japanese people are known to be fanatical about cleanliness and take their lavatories very seriously. A Tokyo-based publisher produced a guide book to the best rest rooms in the city, and there’s even an annual award for “Toilet of the year”, awarded by the ministry of land, infrastructure and transportation. One very unique instagram account, called Toilets-a-g0-go, now helps us discover the joys of Japanese toilet architecture on the go. Don’t forget, this is the county that gave the world heated toilet seats, washlets and lavatories that play a tune in order to cover up the sounds of a user’s bodily functions.

Some are playful…

Now everyone has heard of this but few have actually seen one.
A brick shithouse.

Everything is interesting... look closer.
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Old 05-26-2018, 04:00 AM   #2
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It's all very well producing buildings of which Christopher Wren would have been proud (up to a point) but, as with so many things in life, it's what's inside that counts.
The Victorians, being a clever and resourceful bunch, decided to miss out the B&W stage and go straight to full colour versions.
However, those of us given to a certain early morning fragility might have found these difficult to live with.

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Then there's this. The sharp eyed among you will have noticed that the writing is back to front.
I think that was probably deliberate and designed for those people who cause you to wonder if they know which way round to sit on a lavatory pan.

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I offer no comment on this example.

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Available in mahogany or oak at £2,500. Concealed cistern £300 extra.
One to consider for your next bathroom refurbishment.

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Old 05-26-2018, 11:55 AM   #3
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What genius! A commode already splattered in brown glaze.
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Old 05-26-2018, 03:18 PM   #4
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Just make sure you remember to bring your own TP in Japan.
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