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

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4 Responses to Japan’s hi-tech toilet obsession

  1. That is the last thing I want! Someone calling me up to take a look at their Toilet because it has lost connection to theit 802.11n network and they can no longer streamline their music from their server while they take a number 2. OMG no way in hell could they pay me enough. ROFL

  2. That is the last thing I want! Someone calling me up to take a look at their Toilet because it has lost connection to theit 802.11n network and they can no longer streamline their music from their server while they take a number 2. OMG no way in hell could they pay me enough. ROFL

  3. Couldn't agree more. Considering that we spend a decent portion of our lives on the toilet, no reason not to have these features on our own toilets. I also wonder why Japan doesn't make more of an effort to export this technology.

  4. Couldn’t agree more. Considering that we spend a decent portion of our lives on the toilet, no reason not to have these features on our own toilets. I also wonder why Japan doesn’t make more of an effort to export this technology.