GALLERY TOTO was not established by just one person. Aiming to create the most unique space for toilets in the world, various people played important roles, including those from the architecture firm Klein Dytham Architects, filmmaker Yasuyuki Tamenaga, and dancers from the Strange Kinoko Dance Company. That we used the talents, techniques, and passions of many people to transform a mental image into reality perhaps symbolizes the craftsmanship of Japan. Craftsmanship lies in the hands of people. From the moment you enter our space, we hope that you feel this.
You are on a fun yet hectic trip, traveling from country to country without taking much breaks. We believe that it is precisely in a situation like this that it is important that you stop by the airport bathroom and take a breather. This space becomes your own small oasis, where you can rest and let out a breath. We aim to create a space such as this – a clean and simple space in which you can sit down and experience true comfort. Combining all of the technical and design skills we have gained from developing toilets and toilet space since the founding of TOTO in 1917, we have expressed the comfort that travelers yearn for in the form of GALLERY TOTO.
You can experience the latest toilets at GALLERY TOTO. Visit our gallery and you will realize that we have achieved the creation of an enriched bathroom by combining advanced functions with refined form. Since its founding, TOTO has continued to develop technologies to fulfill any and all wishes one may have regarding his or her bathroom. The Neorest is installed with numerous unique and original technologies; distinctive features include the "water saving function", as well as the "clean anti-bacterial water" that prevents dirtiness and maintains cleanliness.
TOTO products have a design philosophy. It is "quiet presence." These two words represent our commitment to produce high-quality and high-function products while maintaining harmony with the space these products are in. We try our best to quietly and deftly get close to the users' experience of daily life. GALLERY TOTO has implemented this philosophy through the playfulness and refined air of the spaces we design. Each room spells out TOTO, and the walls of each become a screen on which videos of unique dances revolving around the theme of toilets are shown. This is the only toilet space of its kind in the world, created by the designing talents of TOTO, architects, and a filmmaker.
"What is Japanese culture? One aspect of it may be the subtle attentiveness the Japanese have for others, and the many delicate craftsmanship techniques that are born from such attentiveness." We believe that such elements of Japanese culture that are often difficult to explain in words could actually be physically experienced by people by using the limited space of a bathroom. And because their experience will be brief, it will remain in their memory for a long time. The aims and hopes of TOTO and Narita International Airport coincided, and the GALLERY TOTO was established at the bustling Terminal 2 as a space where travelers could experience Japan through toilets. From here, the image of Japan will spread across the world.