Before I went to Japan, a co-worker of mine told me about a gift they had received from a friend who traveled to Japan. The friend, (knowing my co-worker’s husband built houses), brought him back a toilet paper holder.
She described it to me. There are two little projections that hold the toilet paper roll.
Instead of taking the roll off the holder and removing the metal bar that holds the roll in place; these two appendages lift up and release or grab a roll. Much quicker and easier to replace a roll.
This is one of the many innovations of the Japanese. A Japanese toilet is a whole other post.
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