Manufacturers created their own symbols after the first toilet with washing and drying functions appeared in Japan in the mid-1960s. Photo: Reuters Manufacturers created their own symbols after the first toilet with washing and drying functions appeared in Japan in the mid-1960s. Photo: Reuters
Manufacturers created their own symbols after the first toilet with washing and drying functions appeared in Japan in the mid-1960s. Photo: Reuters

Japan prepares to standardise baffling instructions on its toilets in anticipation of tourism boom

Eight new symbols show users how to flush, open and close the lid, activate the front and back cleanse and drying functions, and trigger the off switch

Manufacturers created their own symbols after the first toilet with washing and drying functions appeared in Japan in the mid-1960s. Photo: Reuters Manufacturers created their own symbols after the first toilet with washing and drying functions appeared in Japan in the mid-1960s. Photo: Reuters
Manufacturers created their own symbols after the first toilet with washing and drying functions appeared in Japan in the mid-1960s. Photo: Reuters
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