December 1, 2023


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Oh crap. Japan’s oldest toilet destroyed by Japan’s strangest car

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Oh crap. Japan's oldest toilet destroyed by Japan's strangest car

The historic outhouse dates back to the 15th century, not unlike the design of the Toyota WiLL Vi…

Japan’s phase of retro-futuristic vehicle layout is potentially most iconically, and curiously illustrated by the 2000 Toyota WiLL Vi.

Readily available concerning January 2000 and December 2001, only from select ‘Vista Store’ dealers, and luckily limited to the Japanese current market, the WiLL Vi was centered on the XP10 Yaris/Echo but featured wild bodywork in a type of conceptual artwork-deco neo-modernism that can only be effectively explained by stringing a sequence of terms alongside one another.

The wheel covers were being created to resemble sand-dollar sea urchins and potential buyers experienced a selection of pastel colors in addition a fabric sunroof, akin to autos like the Citroen 2CV. It really is… one of a kind.

A complete of 16,000 Toyota WiLL Vi were being bought, a portion (2 per cent) of the near 700,000 Toyota Yaris (Vitz) developed for Japan over the exact same two-year lifespan of the automobile.

A uncommon and distinctive automobile then, to conclude up in the middle of the oldest identified toilet in Japan, at the Tofukuji Temple in Honcho, concerning Kyoto and Osaka in Japan.

According to a report in The Sankei News, a representative from the Kyoto Association of the Preservation of Ancient Society accidentally set his Toyota WiLL Vi in reverse and crashed by way of the picket doorways and pillars of the Tosu, the oldest bathroom in Japan (courting again to the 15th century), harmful the century-outdated framework.

We suppose a quite uncomfortable discussion adopted.

The bogs themselves ended up not touched, but the 700-yr-old Muromachi interval wooden doors and supporting pillars on the temple itself had been ruined.

The WiLL seems to have survived the lavatory incursion with out way too considerably problems even though, and as described by Sankei Information, the temple will be restored.

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