At TOTO, we have always been inspired by a desire to improve everyone’s quality of life. Through almost a century rich with innovation, TOTO has changed the perception of what a bathroom can be — and how it can be used. Our founder, Kazuchika Okura, had a vision more than one hundred years ago in 1912, before the concept of public sewage systems was widespread in Japan. TOTO is dedicated to provide products and services that are designed to improve the cleanliness, comfort and convenience of residential and non-residential spaces.
In 1917, Okura founded Toyo Toki K.K. (which became known as TOTO LTD.) to supply the market with these products. TOTO was founded on a commitment to provide a comfortable living space for people, while always protecting the planet and its water. Japan’s rich artistic heritage in pottery and porcelain is alive in every TOTO product we create today. Throughout our expansion worldwide, TOTO has grown to become the industry leader and premier supplier of plumbing-related products in Japan and is posed to move forward in the 21st century with an expanded company motto and philosophy.