Let’s Talk About the Lacquered Bidocoro Luxury Toilet You Only See In Japan
The lacquered Bidocoro luxury toilet brings the traditional Japanese crafts to life.
Japan is famous for a lot of things, mostly weird things (according to the rest of the world), among those things are toilets. Man, Japan loves their toilets.
Besides loving their toilets, Japan also loves its crafts. And they are good with it, I have to admit it.
Well, good thing that they are great at both things, so why not combine them? Like put all that craftsmanship and the love for toilets into one thing, like these Bidocoro luxury toilet.
The entire world knows that Japanese toilets are somewhat famous for their technology ingenuity, from the heated seats to the multitude of buttons and panels that offer you a ton of function, for the business to be more pleasant.
And when it comes to their ample ability to turn everything into art, they prefer textiles and dyeing as well as ceramics, wood and bamboo, glass and paper, and lacquerware.
This last one, lacquerware is probably best known in places like Wajima on the Ishikawa peninsula.
The Tochigi-based Sakamoto Co., Ltd. has decided to make a whole new kind of modern arts, came up with Bidocoro, a luxury toilet that is painted with lacquer.
The name is a portmanteau of bidet and kokoro, which means “spirit” or “mind” in Japanese.
This luxurious toilet is for the foreign tourists and the designers hope that hotels or other facilities will install the lavish toilets.
Sakamoto has already been conducting a test marketing project with the toilet in a shop in Nikko, but we expect many people will be more surprised by the look of it than will rather snap a photo than use it.
But wait, there is more, the opulent toilet comes with a price tag estimated between ¥330,000 and a ¥770,000, depending on the colors, patterns and type of lacquer.
At the annual Hotel and Restaurant Show in Tokyo last month, Sakamoto also unveiled an even more expensive version decorated with lacquerware art and gold dust as well as studded with diamonds and Swarovski crystals. That one will apparently sell for a whopping ¥10 million!
What do you think? Would you try it or snap a photo of it? If you decide to try it, maybe you should also try the most expensive toilet paper, so that your experience will be as luxurious as possible.