These are the diagrams that help users operate electronic toilets in Japan
Have you ever been confused about how to operate a robotic lavatory?
Japanese-designed pictograms have been accepted as the global standard for how to operate state-of-the-art electric lavatories â" although the icons are still likely to cause some lost-in-translation moments.
The series of images were designed by the Japan Sanitary Equipment Industry Association - which brings together the biggest domestic players in the sector, including Toto, Panasonic and Toshiba â" in order to create a world-wide set of pictoral instructions for the frequently baffling control panels on Japanese toilets.
The images depict what appear to be whirlpools of varying strengths to demonstrate a flush with a small amount of water or a stronger flush, as well as a pair of buttocks and a jet of water representing bidet functions.
Other buttons will be labelled with images o f toilets with arrows that indicate automatically raising the lid, while pressing yet another button will unleash a warm breeze to dry the userâs behind.Source: Google News Japan | Netizen 24 Japan