, 2022-11-09 15:00:07,
The Tokyo Toilet Project created a splash in August 2020 with the inauguration of two see-through public toilets in Shibuya. Since then, other similarly distinctive facilities have sprung up throughout the area. These public toilets are kept scrupulously clean and may soon become tourist attractions in their own right.
Thirteen Facilities by Top Creators
On October 8, a cleaning crew consisting of preschoolers and schoolchildren equipped with floor brushes and sturdy cloths assembled at Ebisu Park in Shibuya, Tokyo. They were there to clean the maze-like concrete public toilet created by interior designer Katayama Masamichi, whose impressive portfolio more notably includes the interiors of Uniqlo’s flagship New York, Paris, and Ginza stores. This washroom is part of the Tokyo Toilet Project, an initiative by the Nippon Foundation in cooperation with the Shibuya municipal government.
The Tokyo Toilet Project brought together a total of 16 well-known creators, from architects Andō Tadao and Kuma Kengo to art directors Katayama and Satō Kashiwa to fashion designer Nigo, originator of the A Bathing Ape urban clothing brand. The project aims to do away with perceptions that public toilets are smelly, dark, dirty, and dangerous by adopting innovative, imaginative designs for the facilities. The toilets are also meant to accommodate people of all ages, genders, and physical…
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