What is Kotatsu?
Kotatsu is a combination of a table and a bed or chair. This is a piece of furniture that is in demand only in Japan or among lovers of Japanese culture. Kotatsu looks like this:
As you can see from the picture - a table on low legs, covered with a blanket, under which you can remove your legs and keep warm. And you can drink tea and lie down / sit.
Kotatsu is a traditional piece of Japanese furniture, a low table frame covered with a Japanese mattress or heavy blanket with a table top on top. There is a heat source under the blanket, often built into the table. Distributed only in Japan.
There are two main types of kotatsu currently in use.
- Electric - A modern type of kotatsu, it includes a table with an electric heater attached to the underside of the table.
- Coal is a traditional type, which is installed in a niche up to half a meter deep in the floor or walls of which an electric or coal heater is placed.