Man Introduces Brilliant See-Through Toilet Invention
  • How public is too public for a public bathroom?

    In Tokyo, Japan, they are starting to experiment with just that.

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    See-through toilet stalls were recently introduced in the Shibuya district, and people are having mixed feelings about them.

    This is how they work: the toilet is encased in a colorful, transparent smart glass. Once someone enters the stall and locks the door, the walls become opaque. As long as the door is locked, no one can see inside while you do your business.

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    The man who designed the toilet is named Shigeru Ban.

    “You need the privacy when you are inside but when you are outside, you have to find out… is it safe,” Ban explained via Insider Edition. “Then it should be transparent.”

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    As we previously mentioned, people on the street who have been using these newly-designed toilets are mixed and on the fence. On one hand, some people really appreciate the transparency and cleanliness, on the other hand, it tends to leave some people feeling a little bit paranoid and exposed.

    The transparent toilets are actually a part of the Tokyo Toilet Project, an initiative that is meant to reimagine what public restrooms can be. Because honestly, why have dirty and sometimes scary public restrooms when we deserve so much more?

    Youtube Source: Youtube

    If we can make it a good experience, why not do just that?

    The see-through toilets can only be found in two parks in the Shibuya district as of right now, but the hope is that this initiative will expand so that you can find a see-through toilet near you.

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    “Toilets are a symbol of Japan’s world-renowned hospitality culture. Public toilets will be redesigned in 17 locations throughout Shibuya with the help of 16 creators invited from around the world. We invite you to take a look at the uniqueness of each of these facilities,” the Tokyo Toilet Project shared via their official website.

    Creators of the project include Tadao Ando, Tomohito Ushiro, Kengo Kuma, Takenosuke Sakakura, Kazoo Sato, and more.

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    And once they complete these toilets, they work hard to maintain them as well. Because restrooms should be able to last a while and most importantly, be sanitary (especially in these times)!

    “The Nippon Foundation, the Shibuya City Government and the Shibuya Tourism Association will work together to maintain these facilities,” they shared on their site. “We will also work with professional toilet inspectors to periodically survey the toilets to ensure we are providing the best user experience.”

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    They even include the maintenance status of each restroom on their website so that everyone is up-to-date and on the same page. This makes it so that they can maintain cleanliness for the next person who uses the bathroom.

    Youtube Source: Youtube

    This is definitely something we don’t see every day — we sure love their imagination! It’s incredible to have the creativity to completely redesign something we’ve known for years.

    The Tokyo Toilet is “an indispensable project for Shibuya and its goal to ‘turn differences into strengths,’ will help change the unappealing image of public toilets,” Shibuya Ward Mayor Ken Hasebe said.

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    “Just as Shibuya is a cultural center of fashion and music, I hope that the project will send a message to the country and world about a new style of public toilets. I look forward to serving people through these facilities, and may the project become an opportunity for the city to offer its residents and visitors both happiness and entertainment,” he added.

    Youtube Source: Youtube

    Hopefully, we will be seeing these sweet new designs in the states one day!

    Check out the toilet for yourself in the video below.

    Please SHARE this with your friends and family.

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    How public is too public for a public bathroom?

    In Tokyo, Japan, they are starting to experiment with just that.

    Youtube Source: Youtube

    See-through toilet stalls were recently introduced in the Shibuya district, and people are having mixed feelings about them.

    This is how they work: the toilet is encased in a colorful, transparent smart glass. Once someone enters the stall and locks the door, the walls become opaque. As long as the door is locked, no one can see inside while you do your business.

    Youtube Source: Youtube

    The man who designed the toilet is named Shigeru Ban.

    “You need the privacy when you are inside but when you are outside, you have to find out… is it safe,” Ban explained via Insider Edition. “Then it should be transparent.”

    Youtube Source: Youtube

    As we previously mentioned, people on the street who have been using these newly-designed toilets are mixed and on the fence. On one hand, some people really appreciate the transparency and cleanliness, on the other hand, it tends to leave some people feeling a little bit paranoid and exposed.

    The transparent toilets are actually a part of the Tokyo Toilet Project, an initiative that is meant to reimagine what public restrooms can be. Because honestly, why have dirty and sometimes scary public restrooms when we deserve so much more?

    Youtube Source: Youtube

    If we can make it a good experience, why not do just that?

    The see-through toilets can only be found in two parks in the Shibuya district as of right now, but the hope is that this initiative will expand so that you can find a see-through toilet near you.

    Youtube Source: Youtube

    “Toilets are a symbol of Japan’s world-renowned hospitality culture. Public toilets will be redesigned in 17 locations throughout Shibuya with the help of 16 creators invited from around the world. We invite you to take a look at the uniqueness of each of these facilities,” the Tokyo Toilet Project shared via their official website.

    Creators of the project include Tadao Ando, Tomohito Ushiro, Kengo Kuma, Takenosuke Sakakura, Kazoo Sato, and more.

    Youtube Source: Youtube

    And once they complete these toilets, they work hard to maintain them as well. Because restrooms should be able to last a while and most importantly, be sanitary (especially in these times)!

    “The Nippon Foundation, the Shibuya City Government and the Shibuya Tourism Association will work together to maintain these facilities,” they shared on their site. “We will also work with professional toilet inspectors to periodically survey the toilets to ensure we are providing the best user experience.”

    Youtube Source: Youtube

    They even include the maintenance status of each restroom on their website so that everyone is up-to-date and on the same page. This makes it so that they can maintain cleanliness for the next person who uses the bathroom.

    Youtube Source: Youtube

    This is definitely something we don’t see every day — we sure love their imagination! It’s incredible to have the creativity to completely redesign something we’ve known for years.

    The Tokyo Toilet is “an indispensable project for Shibuya and its goal to ‘turn differences into strengths,’ will help change the unappealing image of public toilets,” Shibuya Ward Mayor Ken Hasebe said.

    Youtube Source: Youtube

    “Just as Shibuya is a cultural center of fashion and music, I hope that the project will send a message to the country and world about a new style of public toilets. I look forward to serving people through these facilities, and may the project become an opportunity for the city to offer its residents and visitors both happiness and entertainment,” he added.

    Youtube Source: Youtube

    Hopefully, we will be seeing these sweet new designs in the states one day!

    Check out the toilet for yourself in the video below.

    Please SHARE this with your friends and family.

    Source: Youtube


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