Tokyo, November 29: While we are fighting against open defecation, Japan has given importance to the toilet so much that it has a Toilet museum in Japan. Can you believe it that if you go to a museum and you see lots of commodes? This is possible if you go to TOTO museum at Kitakyushu.
The museum was opened by the world’s most innovative toilet company, TOTO, dedicated to a century of lavatories. The new museum, which exhibits 950 TOTO products and fabricated bathrooms, according to the AFP, is located in the city of Kitakyushu, where the company is based.
For the museum, TOTO has created a replica of its first water-flushing toilet seat, which came onto the market in 1914. Other installations include remakes of other deluxe lavatories, including those the company has provided for the State Guest House in Tokyo, which houses visiting foreign dignitaries, and washrooms installed at Hotel New Otani for the 1964 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Basic TOTO toilet seats are heated and spray warm water for rinsing; at the higher end, some intricate models have features like motion sensors and speakers that play soothing sounds. All models are tailored to conserve energy and water.