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

2020/10/11    

  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 being so comfortable, lying down there for a while and falling asleep before realizing…… Not only human beings but also cats love kotatsu—as we sing in the lyrics of “Snow”, a famous Japanese nursery rhyme: “cats curl up in kotatsu”.  We should not get kotatsu out just because it has become cold; rather, there seems to be a day when ...

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