January 15, 2007

Table and Foot Heaters

This is a kotatsu. See the black thing under the table top and the wire hanging down? It looks like an electric table, doesn't it? That is a heating unit. This is a low table. You would have to sit on your shins or cross-legged at this table. A blanket would drape down around the sides to hold the heat. Click on the label below to see an earlier posting of the one Baba has downstairs. There are now western size tables that are kotatsu. You can sit in chairs with the blanket draped down over your lap.

However, if you don't want to replace your western dining table, you can buy one of these heating units. It sits on the floor.

Here's a smaller one to put under a desk. It's called a "foot heater".

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