Friday, June 13, 2008

Japanese toilets

OK, I told you about the seat warmer on the toilet seat in my room. It also has a warm water bidet, yes I tried it, and a white noise button. We don't want anyone to hear us! Well, I've been waiting for the traditional Japanese toilet, and when I couldn't wait to go I encountered one in the Metro station. Actually, if you think about it, it makes a lot of sense.


Anonymous said...

I love the toilet! (the one in the hotel).

The peace seminar sounds like it was moving and thought-provoking.

Good luck with the introductions in Japanese!


Jill said...

I still remember a story that my Japanese teacher told us, back when I was in high school ... it was about a visiting exchange student, who had never used a western toilet before. Apparently after hearing some strange noises emanating from the bathroom, her host mother decided to check on her. When she opened the door, she found the poor girl trying desperately to balance, as she stood with her feet on the toilet seat! Apparently no one had explained that she was supposed to sit down!
I'm wondering if that's why the seat warmers are so popular there ... they're not used to the feel of cold porcelain in the morning! :)