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History and Origin of “Kotatsu” When Do We Get “Kotatsu” Out?

  When it gets cold, we miss kotatsu, don’t we?  (A kotatsu is a traditional Japanese table with an electric heater attached to the underside.) Many of you may have an experience of eating mandarin oranges in kotatsu and, there …

What are the differences between kan’namesai and niinamesai? -Their Meanings and Origin-

Among the imperial court rituals performed in autumn (rituals performed by the Emperor, who is at the center of Shinto rituals, to pray for the peace, security, and prosperity of the nation and people and enshrine spirits and ancestors) are …