The Most Public Toilet in Japan is Inside This Garden

The Most Public Toilet in Japan is Inside This GardenImage via Designboom / Photo by Iwan Baan

Sometimes, you just need to go. And sometimes, you need to go using a toilet that sits within glass walls, in the middle of a 600-square-foot garden of cherry blossoms.  Designed by Tokyo-based architect Sou Fujimoto, there is a 6-foot fence with a locking gate surrounding the commode to maintain some kind of privacy. The designer says the location and nature of the toilet is meant to "merge the notions of public and private, opened and closed, nature and built architecture, and smallness and largeness. And when you can feel the rumblings of a passing commuter train roll by just meters away, it’s hard not to contemplate these aspects while in repose. 

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