The History of Washlets
The Washlet was designed to provide new levels of comfort and cleanliness.
See how it has transformed since its debut.
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.
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.
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.
The Washlet comes to America
In 1989 TOTO USA Inc. is founded and shortly after, the Washlet is introduced to the American public.
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.
40 million Washlets sold worldwide!