I love specialty museums. I’m so tired of the same old typical museums in each city that every time I run into something different, I’m ecstatic. In a recent trip to Japan to the Fukuoka region, I did a quick trip to the nearby Kitakyushu and while on the bus from one cable car to another car cable, one of my other peculiar preferences, I noticed on my Google Map something called a “toilet museum”. I quickly got off the bus, walked 10 minutes, and arrived at the Toto company museum for toilets.
It was so much fun, and so interesting. I spent a couple of hours walking between the exhibitions and trying out the various demos, and enjoying plain Japanese weirdness. The Japanese have really revolutionized toilets and are nothing short of obsessed with toilet hygiene, their toilets, even public ones, are science-fictioni compared to that of other countries in the world. You can learn about the history of toilets, the history of Japanese adoption of western style toilets and building of sewer infrastructure, all the way to modern days and the toilets of the future. It’s fascinating, I really did learn a lot.
To share some of that with you, here are photos from my visit to the Toto toilet museum…