Tuesday, February 07, 2006

you missed

Leaving Anna outside with her 'giant stroller' and four tired shoppers asleep on the bench seat, I rounded the corner into the ladies toilets to be confronted by a line of three other full bladdered shoppers.
It is usually at this time that I begin to imagine the state of the toilets, forseeing such things as toilet technology, seat warmth (many toilets in Japanese department stores have temperature controlled seats) and overall cleanliness.
Despite the introduction and spread of western-style toilets soon after WW II , many Japanese are still not convinced that relaxing while relieving oneself is an advantage. Thus Japanese style toilets still lurk in the most unlikely of places, just to keep us toiletphobes on our toes.
The bathroom had two western style and three Japanese style. This is what I landed.


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