Potty Talk

It’s time to talk potties.

I knew that toilets in Japan were special but I didn’t really know the depths of their awesomeness until I experienced them for myself.

Most restrooms have these nifty little dispensers in lieu of paper seat covers {much less wasteful}

Which come complete with directions as to how to use the cleanser with some toilet paper to properly prepare your toilet seat for sitting upon.

So now that you’re ready to sit in a public restroom, you might be feeling a little shy.  No problem.  Just wave your hand over this neat little speaker, and a little musical number will play to muffle any noise that might come from your stall.

So now that you’ve taken care of business, it’s time to freshen up.  LOTS of options with Japanese toilets.

The button on the top right is the bidet and the small button above the square LCD screen allows you to change the angle of the spray.  The two center buttons that look like script “W” are “bottom washers,” with one being mild and one regular {the other two buttons by the LCD screen control the water pressure for those as strong and weak}.  The LCD screen indicates the water pressure and the top left button is the stop button.   At the top of these machines are the actual flush buttons ~ one for mild and one for strong, so you can conserve water.

In our home, we even have heated seats and the seat itself is pressure-sensitive, so it auto-flushes a few seconds after you stand up.

People talk about bringing home all sorts of souvenirs from their time in Japan: kimonos, antique furniture, art, tea sets, etc.  Me?  Well, as someone with Crohn’s Disease, I’m already dreaming up ways to import a Japanese toilet into the States and install all the electronics in my next American house.

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4 Responses to Potty Talk

  1. Erin says:

    A friend of mine did just that- shipped a Washlet back home after her Japanese honeymoon. It’s so funny at her house when she has people over: “Have you used the toilet yet!? It’s AMAZING!!” Even after having it for years, it’s still quite the novelty. Hers doesn’t auto-flush, though. Time for an upgrade! 🙂

  2. gena says:

    As a fellow Crohn’s sufferer, I agree. We actually have a toilet like this for my Jacob and it is amazing !!!!! I got his online – pricey, but worth it !


  3. I found a site that has a bidet that you attach to your own toilet. Here is the link:


    I’m seriously thinking of getting this. Have fun with all the Japanese technology. 🙂

  4. Jennataila says:

    Thank you so much for sharing your adventure with us – it’s so fun to read and I really appreciate the time you put into this 🙂 ~Jennataila

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