I’d put this in my pillow book -
Three lovely things:
A pickled plum; a paper crane;
A Toto Washlet toilet.
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Yes, I know it's an extravagance, but once you've sat on a Japanese toilet, you can't go back. Indeed, you don't even want to get up: Haruka tells me that piles are a problem in Japan because people just bliss out on them all day.
It's also, I tell myself, an investment, although probably not a tax-deductible one. In the medium term I want to let a room to Japanese students, and this will be a draw, I fancy.