Japanese company Lixil has created a new crystal toilet worth about $128,000. The toilet is decorated with 72,000 Swarovski crystals and has gone on display in Tokyo.
Jewelers from Swarovski took about a month to assemble the crystal toilet, which will remain in Lixil’s showroom until late next month.
The Japanese just love their toilets, partly evidenced by the fact that in Japan toilets are much more technologically advanced. (And check out this Cracked article about 6 “terrifying” features of Japanese toilets). A few years ago, a 24K gold toilet was unveiled at the Shanghai World Expo in the Japan Industry Pavilion. Naturally, like the crystal toilet above, the gold toilet is not really meant to be “used,” just gawked at.
Actually, the most expensive toilet in the world right now (not counting the one on the international space station) is said to be the solid gold toilet located at the Hang Fung Gold Technology showroom in Hong Kong. It’s worth millions, and it sits in a restroom also made of gold (the sink, tiles, etc. are gold). That display is said to be worth at least $29 million.
Sources: Ripleys, CRI English, How Stuff Works