Wednesday, January 13, 2010
View from the Urinal
In Japan, there aren't the same Western taboos about men at urinals (I think there are strong human-waste-related taboos about everything else for men and everything for women). Cleaning women enter men’s restrooms to clean, bowing and saying hello to the men there. The urinal only restrooms on a train will have no lock on the door, but the door will have a window allowing one to see if the room’s occupied. Windows are frequently at eye level, facing out, and public restrooms in parks sometimes have windows facing a scenic view.
This isn't a great view, but you get the idea.