What if you need to flush yourself when walking around in Tokyo, Japan? There are several options. But now there is something new in this remarkable Japanese town. Now Transparent Toilets is introduced in Tokyo as a new thing and it works! They look stunning in my view!
These new transparent toilets are all part of a new initiative run by The Nippon Foundation called ‘Tokyo Toilet Project‘. You can find these new transparent toilets in the Shibuya district of Tokyo. They are designed to allow users to see inside before using them to check that they are clean and safe.
In the video above you can see that when you lock the door though, the glass instantly turns non-transparent and you can then use the facility in complete privacy!
When the toilet is opaque then the toilet is occupied by someone. It is totally a Genius type of toilet design for sure as you can’t enter an occupied toilet that easily. The opaque glass turns on when you lock the door instantly. Click on the door lock at opaque non-transparent the glass becomes.
Cities around the world should invest in this Transparent Toilet
There are two concerns with public toilets, especially those located in parks. The first is whether it is clean inside, and the second is that no one is secretly waiting inside. Using a new technology, we made the outer walls with glass that becomes opaque when the lock is closed, so that a person can check inside before entering. At night, they light up the parks like a beautiful lantern.
This type of transparent toilets with futuristic technology would benefit any bigger city out there. People wouldn’t dare to make it look dirty as everyone can see who enters and leaves the toilet. A fantastic gift to these times with Wuhan viruses everywhere.
Oslo in Norway is a capital that would benefit from having them. Oslo got some public toilets in the city center but they often smell and look bad inside.
The toilets are located in the Shibuya district of Tokyo. The Nippon Foundation has decided to renovate 17 public toilets located in Shibuya, Tokyo, in cooperation with the Shibuya City government. With the transparent one is an eye-catcher at the moment.
These public toilets in the Shibuya city district of Tokyo are being designed by 16 leading creators and use advanced design to make them accessible for everyone regardless of gender, age, or disability, to demonstrate the possibilities of an inclusive society.
What do you think of the new transparent toilets that become non-transparent when you use them? I think it is a very good idea.
List of Toilet Names, Locations, and Creators
|Toilet Name||Address||Creator(s)||Scheduled Completion|
|Jingu-Dori Park||6-22-8 Jingumae||Tadao Ando||Sept. 7, 2020|
|Yoyogi-Hachiman||5-1-2 Yoyogi||Toyo Ito||2021 (tentative)|
|Hiroo East Park||4-2-27 Hiroo||Tomohito Ushiro||2021 (tentative)|
|Ebisu Park||1-19-1 Ebisu-Nishi||Masamichi Katayama Wonderwall||July 31, 2020*Available for use from Aug. 5|
|Nabeshima Shoto Park||2-10-7 Shoto||Kengo Kuma||2021 (tentative)|
|Sasazuka Greenway||Sasazuka 1-chome, Shibuya||Junko Kobayashi|
|Nishihara Itchome Park||1-29-1 Nishihara||Takenosuke Sakakura||Aug. 31, 2020|
|Ebisu Station, West Exit||1-5-8 Ebisu-Minami||Kashiwa Sato||2021 (tentative)|
|Namikibashi||1-27-22 Higashi||Kazoo Sato||2021 (tentative)|
|Higashi Sanchome||3-27-1 Higashi||Nao Tamura||Aug. 7, 2020|
|Jingumae||1-3-14 Jingumae||NIGO®||2021 (tentative)|
|Urasando||4-28-1 Sendagaya||Marc Newson||2021 (tentative)|
|Yoyogi Fukamachi Mini Park||1-54-1 Tomigaya||Shigeru Ban*creator for two locations in same vicinity||July 31, 2020*Available for use from Aug. 5|
|Haru-no-Ogawa Community Park||5-68-1 Yoyogi||Shigeru Ban*creator for two locations in same vicinity||July 31, 2020*Available for use from Aug. 5|
|Nishisando||3-27-1 Yoyogi||Sou Fujimoto||2021 (tentative)|
|Hatagaya||3-37-8 Hatagaya||UTokyo DLX Design Lab Miles Pennington||2021 (tentative)|
|Ebisu East Park||1-2-16 Ebisu||Fumihiko Maki||Aug. 7, 2020|