You’ll Hate America When You See What The Japanese Use To Keep Warm In Winter

Come in, shut the door and climb into your brand new Kotatsu. Don’t know what that is? That’s because you don’t live in Japan. Once you see it, your eyes won’t be able to un-see its glory. So sit back and relax in your La-Z-Boy or whatever you call your patheatic relaxation station because the Kotatsu just blew it out of the water, Kamikaze style.

 

A Kotatsu is a low, wooden table frame covered by a blanket with a table on top.

Underneath the Kotatsu (which is basically a fort) there is a heat source which is usually built into the table itself.

The design creates a pocket of warm air to keep you snug in those winter months.