A designer in Japan has designed and constructed yet another eccentric commode in a country well-known for wacky bathroom fixture innovation: a 2,150-square-foot outdoor restroom that’s meant to cater to those who might desire a more all-encompassing natural environment while heeding Nature’s call. But we’ve got bad news for nature-loving guys excited to give this a try: it’s just for women!
This toilet, which opened recently by a rail station in a rural part of Ichihara City, east of Tokyo, is designed with the user’s aesthetic experience in mind. In an interview with Japan’s NHK, architect Sou Fujimoto stated that his idea for the outdoor toilet was “for those who used the toilet to enjoy this scenery and that feeling of release.” The price tag for constructing this au natural experience? Around 10 million yen ($123,000).
Check out this video showcasing Fujimoto’s creation – yes, it’s all in Japanese, but just take a look at the commode for yourself and imagine if you could “enjoy [the] scenery and that feeling of release” in a setting like this:
What’s really great is that they had a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the facility. If you listened closely to the video, you could hear the news anchor/reporter stifling a giggle – even they thought this was funny!
Of course, this isn’t the first time we’ve heard about “innovative” toilets coming out of Japan. Remember the poop-powered bike? How about Toylet, the urine-controlled video games from Sega? We can show you video of those, too:
Yup, they’re a little obsessed over there!
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