Thursday, June 29, 2006
Even the Western-style toilets in Japan are not exactly like ours, as they often come with special added attractions. A deodorizer. A noise button to mask any sounds you don't want to share. And, of course, a bidet and a...something that's not quite a bidet.
As you can see from this photo, on one of our hotel toilets, the bidet was marked with the image of a woman and the...other cleansing spray was marked with a giant butt. Japan sees no need for not cutting right to the chase! Do you want the butt spray, or dontcha?
Note: Butt spray will not actually shoot you off the toilet like a giant geyser as depicted, unless you are a cartoon. And maybe not even then. Also, if you do not hit the STOP button, neither the bidet nor the butt spray will stop, apparently they will just go on cleansing you until they have washed you right down the drain.
You just don't get this kind of info from Lonely Planet, now, do ya?