The toilet and the bathroom in a traditional Japanese house are separated; it’s unlike in the western countries. A typical Japanese style toilet is very different from a western style toilet. When entering the toilet, one changes out his/her house shoes into specific toilet shoes. Then one proceeds to squat in order to use the toilet. In Japan, traditional toilet had the squat toilet without seat. But recently seat and flush toilet has become common. Many homes and public places have the traditional squat toilet, but the western toilet is becoming more and more popular now. Now, the modern toilets with automatic switch and warm-water cleaning toilet seat are popular in many hotels and ryokans. It was developed by Japanese companies for the public around 1980 and became very popular nationwide. It is sold as one of electronic goods, so it is installed at many houses in Japan. The shower and the bathtub are separate but housed in the same room of a typical Japanese bathroom. The bathing room contains a tub and is often waterproof. Japanese bathtubs are called Ofuro. The Japanese are immensely fond of getting into the Ofuro. Most of them spend an average of thirty minutes a day in the water, usually just before going to bed, because it helps them to relax and it stimulates blood circulation. In families, small children join their parents in the Ofuro every day and its considered as an important moment of family communication. An adjacent area is available for showering. The shower is used for washing one’s body whereas the bathtub is used for soaking and not used for bathing. The water in the tub is neither soapy nor dirty from one’s body. The water is also usually reused for washing clothes. So it is important not to dirty the water with soap and dirt. Dirty portions of the body can be washed before stepping into the bath.