Thursday, November 3, 2011

The kotatsu

For those who don't know, a kotatsu is a Japanese table with a heating element under it. You can remove the table top and put a blanket over it. That way, your legs are all nice and warm and you can work on the table top. Yes, you do sit on the floor, but it's worthwhile.

Needless to say, Chani rather enjoyed being under the table, soaking up the heat. 9 was just happy sitting on my lap and letting me drape the blanket around him.

And yes, the kitties will have their Tocktober photos, one day. Hopefully, this month!


  1. Wow, that is so cool...when I was young, my grandma had something Iran they call it a "korsi" and in the old days (before central heating), people would have huge korsis in their homes where they would gather around in cold winter afternoons and hang out, eat dinner, and keep warm :)

  2. That is very interesting! Thanks for the info. We hope you all stay warm and snuggly!

  3. #1 says that the kotatsu is one of the world's best-ever inventions. Actually, we apparently have one here but she's not sure we can use it as it's a Japan model and it may use up too much energy for our transformers. She will have to investigate further!

  4. WHOA i need to get one of those for riley! he loves laying under the table anyway, and add heat, he'd be in heaven! i guess growing up in hot ass florida, one doesn't learn about neat things like this.