It all began innocently enough over breakfast this morning when one of my local, Japanese colleagues asked me, "Marty-san, have you tried the Golden Toilet yet?" "That sounds like a trick question," I responded, chuckling. "No," he replied, "The toilet on the main level at the Meguro Gajoen is quite something." "Thanks," I said, "If the need arises, I'll let you know." Later in the day, one of our Corporate Hosts opened a formal speech before more than 200 executives by saying, "Ladies and Gentlemen, I hope by now you've all had a chance to visit the Magnificent Toilet downstairs." Well, you don't have to ask me twice. I grabbed my camera phone and made a Beeline for the Bathroom. Trust me when I say it was worth the wait. Sliding Black Lacquer Screens inlaid with Gold lead to an antechamber covered with artwork that would make any museum proud. A Babbling Brook filled with Carp winds its way to an Ornate Washroom and, to get to the toilets, you have to cross a bridge over a traditional Japanese Water Garden. Best of all, by the time I finally found the toilet itself -- cleverly hidden behind a mahogany doorway -- I actually had to use it ...!