Japanese Toilets (Part 2)

Well, it seems that I was behind the curve so to speak. Wired magazine had an article all about something far more advanced than the toilet I encountered in the hotel room.

Seems that this one comes with a remote control and also automatically raises the seat when somebody approaches. My favourite quote from the article though has to be this:

“Things are spraying, sloshing, squirting and swooshing. The theme from Jaws suddenly starts playing in my head, and I tell you I retracted my personal parts from that toilet very quickly,” Cohen said.

I have to say, I understand exactly what he means, only I wasn’t brave enough to press the buttons while sitting on the thing (well, other than the STOP button which I pressed the second I sat down to stop what the status panel described as Preparation).

Even TechTV is getting in on the act with a segment on Fresh Gear, their technology review program, all about Toto’s Neorest toilet. You can read their reporter’s reactions too on the show’s web pages.

1 thought on “Japanese Toilets (Part 2)

  1. This obsession with toilets is not healthy. I would consider some psychotherapy, which could be another good addition to these hitech lav’s. A built-in shrink! Therapy why you sit.

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