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warm bottoms

It's a well-known fact that in Japan there are more warm bottoms per square kilometre than in any other part of the whole wide world. This is largely due to a wonderful invention called the heated toilet seat.

As with the electric chair used in executions in some parts of the United States, the heated toilet seat must first be plugged in. But instead of having 2000 volts pumped through your body resulting in a painful and perhaps drawn out death, you should instead experience a lovely warming sensation down below (unless it's been wired up wrong, in which case a number of volts passing through your body could well happen).

Ask any gaijin living in Japan why they love this country, and for sure the heated toilet seat will be mentioned. For some, it's the only reason they are here.

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On Sunday, 23 October, 2005, Anonymous Chizuru said:

Hi! Really a great invention. The latest version at my partent's house flushes automatically just like the ones found in department stores. Scared that one day i might leave an archaic toilet without flushing it!  

On Monday, 24 October, 2005, Anonymous Colin said:

How many of those warm-bottomed gaijin are brave enough to try all the controls on the side panel, though?  

On Monday, 24 October, 2005, Blogger quaisi said:

I pressed one when I was standing up and a fountain cascaded from under the seat into the cubicle.  

On Monday, 24 October, 2005, Anonymous Brett said:

Recently when visiting a friend's house, I pressed the green button on the side and two slices of toast popped out.  

On Tuesday, 25 October, 2005, Anonymous Johan said:

If it weren't for this wonderful invention, it would be possible for us cold-bottom gaijins to go to the bathroom between December and March!!  

On Tuesday, 25 October, 2005, Blogger RisingSlowly said:

Hurrah for heated toilet seats! I turned mine on two weeks ago!  

On Tuesday, 25 October, 2005, Blogger mango said:

I loved them when I was in Japan! They are the best thing ever; I wonder why they don't catch on in places like the UK where they are always grumbling about the cold weather? Or why not invent cooling ones for hot climates?!  

On Wednesday, 26 October, 2005, Anonymous kazue said:

Do you know TOTO has launched a toilet seat you can play mp3 files on? I wanna try it!  

On Thursday, 27 October, 2005, Anonymous w00kie said:

I'm all for the spray thingie in japanese toilets
but I loathe the heated seat option, it feels as if someone has been sitting there for a couple hours just before you
I want my bathroom experience to be virginal, as if I was the first man ever to grace this toilet seat with the touch of my bottom...  

On Friday, 28 October, 2005, Blogger Kyla said:

I love your site! It was the first one that popped up when I pushed the "Next Blog" button. Hope you are having fun in Japan, no idea why you're there but I'm sure the reason is good. I myself am studying in Germany and am enjoying the traveling and the cultural differences. They are not as funny or as varied as those between England and Japan but they are still entertaining. Anyway, continue to have fun and share the hilarity with us!  

On Tuesday, 22 November, 2005, Blogger Lewis said:

I walked into a toilet cubicle in Fukui city the other day and the loo seat magically raised before my very eyes. I almost dropped down to my knees to worship it before I realised it had an infra-red sensor.

It may not be magic, but it's still damn spooky.  

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