Japan’s oldest toilet damaged by man employed to preserve Japanese culture

重文“日本最古のトイレ”に車が突っ込む 京都・東福寺

KYOTO, Oct 19 (standard.co.uk) - A Japanese worker whose role is preserving cultural heritage accidentally ploughed his car into the country’s oldest toilet in a centuries-old Buddhist temple.

Tofukuji Temple in the western Kyoto region houses a toilet said to date back to the 15th century, winning it designation as an important cultural asset.

But the original wooden door leading to the site was “ruined” after the driver, a 30-year-old man from the Kyoto Heritage Preservation Association, accidentally backed his car into it on Monday morning, Japanese police said.

Having parked in front of the toilet, the man hit the accelrator to restart the car without realising he was still in reverse, invesigtators said. ...continue reading

Oct 19 (ANNnewsCH) - 重要文化財のトイレに車が突っ込み、木製の扉が破損しました。  ...continue reading

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