Company history


Japan is in the midst of its economic miracle when it hosts the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, and is enjoying the construction boom that accompanies it. TOTO is again at the forefront of bathroom technology, developing the prefabrication methods necessary to meet the need for mass production, which saves time and energy on construction. The modular prefabricated bathrooms TOTO creates for the 1,044 rooms in Tokyo’s Hotel New Otani, opened for the Olympics, shows how the company has perfected the combination of technology and design.


  1. New headquarters building, finished in 1964
  2. Modular prefabricated bathrooms being installed at the Hotel New Otani
  3. Exterior of the completed Hotel New Otani
  4. Installed modular prefabricated bathroom
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