東京透明廁所藏驚人玄機 網驚:壞掉了不就GG? | Would you use Tokyo’s transparent public restrooms?

(Photo courtesy of @yukio/Twitter)

【看CP學英文】光天化日下上廁所應該是許多人的惡夢,台灣早在2010年就曾於彰化鹿港彰濱工業區設立透明廁所,當時意外爆紅成為觀光景點;如今日本也跟進,近日推特上一名日本網友分享自己在東京澀谷區發現3間未完工、完全透明公廁,引起網友熱議。

Going to the toilet in a completely transparent restroom may sound like a horrific nightmare for many, expect for Taiwanese who rushed to try something similar in 2010 at the Changhua Binghai Industrial Zone.

Now, Japan is closely following in Taiwan’s footsteps with a recent post from Japanese netizen @yukio, depicting three transparent public restrooms in Tokyo’s Shibuya District.

原Po, Cybozu 品牌經理大槻幸夫於推特上質疑透明廁所的用意,並說明其實廁所一旦鎖上後,會變得完全霧面,推測或許是因安全考量,確保公廁內不會有歹徒埋伏,才做成透明設計。

According to pictures published by Cybozu brand manager to Twitter, the all-glass restrooms will automatically become “foggy” once the user locks the door, preventing others from peeping in.

The manager argues that the main reason behind the restroom’s design is safety — to prevent assailants from hiding in the restrooms.

據報導,三間公廁分別為白色的男廁、黃色的女廁和綠色的無障礙廁所,未鎖上前外頭可以清楚看見裡面的馬桶、小便斗和洗手台。

According to various reports, the creative restrooms come in three colors — a white one for men, a yellow one for women and a green accessible restroom.

然而照片一曝光網友紛紛在下面留言「忘了鎖上不就很尷尬」、「超怕沒電故障」,不過也有人認同此設計,並補充說明因為廁所超過30分鐘會自動恢復透明狀態,所以如果廁所內發生意外很快就會被發現;相對而言,使用者可能要避免肚子絞痛時使用,以免超過時間。

However, many netizens expressed concerns regarding the crystal-clear restrooms, commenting: “It would be awkward if we forgot to lock the door” and “it would be so scary during a black-out or when the system short-circuits”.

Despite that, others applauded the design claiming that as it automatically becomes transparent again after 30 minutes, if anyone were to have an accident in the restroom, they would be found quicker.

On the other hand, those with an upset stomach should avoid using such restrooms unless they want things to take an awkward turn after the 30 minutes are up.