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コタツ ♡ our best friend in Hokkaido winter ♡

2013年03月15日 16:39
カテゴリ:Living in Hokkaido

Which of the following is the best to keep you warm in the severely cold winter in Hokkaido? Scarf? Down jacket? Kairo?

 

No~ No~ No~ Not my pick!

I will choose kotatsu (コタツ)

 

Don’t know what kotatsu is?
It is a piece of lovely equipment (maybe I should say it a kind of furniture since it is always accompanied with a table) to keep you warm in winter.

In the old times, Japanese put burning charcoal under tables then covered the tables with large thick cloth. People then sat a ring round the tables to keep themselves warm. Nowadays, kotatsu is a kind of electronic appliance which no longer requires burning charcoal.

 

It’s time for me to get back into kotatsu (^v^)/
See you next week!

 

 

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