Japan Has An Art Festival Dedicated To TOILETS, And It’s The Best Pee You’ll Ever Have.
Looks can be deceiving. From the outside this multi-shade of pink structure looks like an ice-cream or cupcake shop. Despite its appearance, it’s a public bathroom. The design is part of Oita Toilennale 2015, a festival dedicated to public toilers in Japan. Melting Dream is the creation of Minako Nishiyama, Mika Kasahara, and Yuma Haruna.
Aside from the mouth watering ice cream topped with berries and syrup murals, the artists wanted to relay a metaphor. The trio were inspired by the Fukushima nuclear disaster in March 2011. Despite being categorized as the largest nuclear disaster since Chernobyl, the designers feel people in Japan have gone on with their lives as if nothing happened.
From the outside it looks like a sweet shop.
The public washrooms are in fact part of the Oita Toilennale 2015, a toilet festival.
Men can enjoy a mural of high-calorie desserts.
Three artists joined forces to bring their vision to life titled: Melting Dream.
One of the artists, Minako Nishiyama said they were inspired by the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011.
“The concept of the piece is that Japan, the sweet country of ambiguity, is beginning to crumble.” - Minako Nishiyama.
The outside looks like a big cake.
Elegant mirrors with bubble gum colored walls.
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