The history of TOTO WASHLET: TOTO Washlet

The History of WASHLET

The WASHLET was designed to provide new levels of comfort and cleanliness.
See how it has transformed since its debut.

1917

TOTO is Born

Kazuchika Okura's vision of healthier and cleaner living spaces is realized with the formation of Japan's first sanitary ware manufacturer. Toyo Toki K.K., later known as TOTO LTD.

1980

Welcome the WASHLET

Let's Wash = WASHLET. Soon to become TOTO's signature product, the WASHLET makes its debut with three functions: rear cleansing, dryer and a heated seat.

1982

Clean Controversy

The first Washlet television commercial airs and comes as a shock to many viewers. Nevertheless, the WASHLET quickly becomes a Japanese cultural and commercial sensation.

1990

The WASHLET comes to America

In 1989 TOTO USA Inc. is founded and shortly after, the WASHLET is introduced to the American public.

2011

eWater+ Cleaning Technology is Introduced

The first cleaning technology of its kind. ewater+ sprays the toilet bowl with electrolyzed water to help keep it clean.

2016

Milestone

40 million WASHLET sold worldwide!