Look! Japanese Sink + Toilet Combo

Look! Japanese Sink + Toilet Combo

Grace Shu
Mar 9, 2009

Have you ever seen a bathroom split up where the toilet is in one room and the sink/tub is in the other? Friends of ours in SF have that set up, mainly due to the fact that their flat was once part of a three-story home years and years ago. So, yes: after using the toilet, you have to hop across the hall to wash your hands. In Japan, they've intentionally designed the bathrooms to be split this way; however, they've thoughtfully made some adjustments to the toilets...

There are definitely some combined inventions that we love (sporks!) and others we could have done well without (anyone remember skorts?) In this case, this Japanese toilet will only dispense water in its attached sink when the toilet gets flushed. What do you think of this space-saving combo?

[ Photo from Isaac Ezer's Flickr ]

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