World's most expensive toilet roll is from Japan

7th of October 2013
World's most expensive toilet roll is from Japan

If you're looking for a brand of toilet tissue that's fit for an emperor, look no further than Hanebisho from Japan. Priced at over 13 euros per roll, it comes in a box lined with silver leaf.

Hanebisho toilet tissue is made from Canadian finest wood pulp and water from Japan's cleanest river, the Nyodo.

Production is a delicate operation similar to making pancakes that uses heat at just the right temperature to make sure the paper doesn't burn and comes out wonderfully soft.

The maker of each roll then signs their name and date of production before sending it to the company president for inspection. He has reportedly tested every roll on his own skin for the last 10 years.

They are then decorated with intricate patterns before being placed in their boxes, which are covered inside with silver leaf.

The product has reportedly been presented to the Emperor of Japan for five years.

According to the Hanebisho website, the toilet paper feels "as if your skin is being gently swathed in silk".



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