Japan’s hi-tech toilet obsession

By Mark O’Neill
Contributing Writer, [GAS]

It seems that Japan is the one nation on earth with an obsession for making the best toilets.  While we are content with only making sure that they are able to flush properly and no more, the Japanese are installing handy little extras such as devices to wash and dry your bottom and “front parts” (hooo! kinky!), check your blood pressure, play you music, a heated seat and it will even put the lid down for you (which is called “the marriage-saver”!)

So this all provokes the thought – why do we have such a problem with the toilet?   Why are we so reluctant to upgrade our own toilets?   This is the 21st century for God’s sake!   Is it too much to ask to get a heated toilet seat to keep my bottom warm while I’m reading the Sunday newspaper?   I think not!   Come on toilet designers!   Let’s see some original thinking here!

A little bit of music and a bottom washer wouldn’t go amiss either.

Japan’s hi-tech toilets – Daily Telegraph