Saturday, 16 May 2009

Winter's coming...

It's getting colder here in Sydney which means our 'kotatsu' has even more of a Japanese feel about it. A 'kotatsu' is a Japanese heated table, usually placed near the TV - or at least in the living room. It is kind of like a square coffee table but one that you sit at on the floor. Underneath it are heat globes to keep your legs nice and toasty. The blanket is draped over the kotatsu, beneath the table top. And... just like in Japan, we have our little bowl of 'mikan' (mandarines) perched on top.

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1 comment:

Brett said...

Unfortunately it doesn't get cold enough in Brisbane for a kotatsu otherwise we'd have one out. The only problem I find is, that once you've gotten comfortable inside one, it's very difficult to get out.

Perfect for study!