While we're on the subject of toilets, let's continue our apartment tour. "Toire" is the Japanese word (taken from English) for both the toilet itself and the room it is in. This is considered an 'unclean' area of the house, so there will be slippers at the door for your use. If you already have slippers on, you slip those off and step into the bathroom slippers, and then reverse the process when you're done - thus avoiding your clean slippers being in an 'unclean' area. When you flush, the faucet turns on, letting the user wash their hands in the water going to refill the bowl - smart water conservation!