Japanese women’s Toilet etiquette

Japanese women flush toilets to prevent other people in the restroom from hearing the sound. This is quite interesting because I thought this was a norm everywhere in the world. After living in America for so many years, I still don’t feel comfortable not practicing this ritual which I had done back home. In order to save water, Japanese public restrooms even have what’s called “sound princess”. It’s called “otohime” in Japanese. This sound princess device is spreading rapidly through public buildings and has now become standard equipment for new construction. Japanese women are very embarrassed by the sounds they make in a toilet. Since Japanese women have traditionally flushed several times to cover up their noises, so the Sound Princess is saving water and cutting down on public building operators’ utility bills.














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