toilettes pt 1

Bathroom, the john, the oval office, the loo, toilettes, whatever you choose to call it.. can be quite an experience in Japan. They are actually quite representational of the culture, a mix of ultra forward thinking and deeply rooted tradition. Yes I’m still talking about using the facilities….But really some toilettes out here are practically from the jetsons. In my hotel room, the toilette had a seat warmer, bum shower, and bidet function. I have heard of others that even fold the toilette paper roll into a neat triangle after each person. Then on the other end of the spectrum are some public toilettes. They are basically a porcelain hole in the ground, even for the ladies. Seat toilettes or “western style” are available and there will be signs. So there ya have it, Japanese toilettes and their cultural symbolism- something to consider while using the “loo.”

One thought on “toilettes pt 1

  1. Hi Ellie,
    I have finally gotten to review all of your wonderful adventures! What a culture shock, but at the same time how much fun! I look forward to more pictures and news information.

    Vitamin Cottage is moving right along with the expansion. We started yesterday with tearing down shelving and moving product in the vitamin section. Grocery has moved all the cookies, crackes etc. up onto temporary shleves where the carts are. That’s just the beginning. It will be great when it’s done.

    Good to hear from you. Take care

    Sheri :))

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