If anyone can make a toilet sexy, it's Toto with their Japanese toilet technology. When my friend wrote about her toilet experience at the recent Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), it brought back memories of living in Tokyo. Our boys were 8 and 12 when we moved. Their favorite feature in our apartment was the toilets. With numerous controls unreadable in Japanese, they figured out before the parents, how to surprise someone with an unexpected wash. Fortunately we could hide the remote control to end the surprises, but Japanese toilet technology then and now, is simply amazing.
Wondering why I included a photo of Shibuya, in an article about toilets? This amazing shopping district was a half hour walk from my apartment and people handed out little packets of tissues with advertising on them. You had to carry theses tissues with you, as public toilets in Japan don't give you toilet paper. When I asked my secretary at work what the ads said, she giggled and covered her mouth in embarrassment … so you know the answer.
Japanese Toilet Technology from Toto
Linda Holt's article, Ditch your toilet paper and scrubbing brush, does a nice job of explaining the features of Toto's NEOREST 750H. As if you couldn't tell by the title she picked, she “… spends part of just about every weekend cleaning toilets, so the self cleaning feature is what she's most excited about”. The technical description in her article lists several different Japanese toilet technologies that automate cleaning your toilet. You have to decide if it's worth the $10,000 price tag, or maybe you'd like to try one of Toto's washlet products starting at $299, that will keep you clean without adding a bidet.
So jump on over to Linda's article where she explains why this Japanese toilet technology could be a good investment for baby boomers and others.