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• Take a look at the following images of toilets in Japan.
• Consider the questions and comments you see on each slide.
Do you notice anything different?
Japanese Toilet, by ElCapitanBSC CC BY-SA 2.0
Maybe we need to read the instructions first, to see how it works!
how to use the japanese-style toilet, by Yuya Tamai CC BY 2.0
This one looks a bit more familiar, but what’s happening up the top there?
Japanese Toilet, by Peter Mottola CC BY 2.0
Japanese toilets - Toilettes Japonaises, by BrainWashers CC BY-SA 2.0
See close-up on next slide.
Check this one out! What do you think all those buttons are for?
Pretty cool, eh?
Japanese Toilet Settings, by justgrimes CC BY-SA 2.0
I wonder why they need instructions on how to use a toilet like ours?
Japanese Toilet Signs, by Danny Choo CC BY-SA 2.0