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

Raymond S. Hughes

The historic outhouse dates back again to the 15th century, not contrary to the layout of the Toyota WiLL Vi…

Japan’s section of retro-futuristic auto layout is possibly most iconically, and curiously illustrated by the 2000 Toyota WiLL Vi.

Out there among January 2000 and December 2001, only from select ‘Vista Store’ sellers, and thankfully limited to the Japanese current market, the WiLL Vi was primarily based on the XP10 Yaris/Echo but highlighted wild bodywork in a variety of conceptual art-deco neo-modernism that can only be effectively explained by stringing a sequence of words and phrases jointly.

The wheel covers ended up made to resemble sand-greenback sea urchins and potential buyers had a selection of pastel colors as well as a fabric sunroof, akin to automobiles like the Citroen 2CV. It is really… unique.

A overall of 16,000 Toyota WiLL Vi have been offered, a portion (2 for every cent) of the in close proximity to 700,000 Toyota Yaris (Vitz) made for Japan about the identical two-year lifespan of the automobile.

A uncommon and distinctive vehicle then, to close up in the middle of the oldest identified toilet in Japan, at the Tofukuji Temple in Honcho, in between Kyoto and Osaka in Japan.

According to a report in The Sankei Information, a representative from the Kyoto Association of the Preservation of Ancient Lifestyle unintentionally place his Toyota WiLL Vi in reverse and crashed via the wood doors and pillars of the Tosu, the oldest bathroom in Japan (courting back again to the 15th century), damaging the century-previous framework.

We presume a pretty uncomfortable conversation followed.

The bogs them selves have been not touched, but the 700-yr-old Muromachi time period wood doors and supporting pillars on the temple itself had been ruined.

The WiLL looks to have survived the lavatory incursion without the need of too considerably damage although, and as noted by Sankei Information, the temple will be restored.

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