Staying Warm in Japan

Learn the Oriental tradition of heat retention and its Western applications, including floor heaters, haoris and kotatsu.



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A simple diagram of a Japanese kotatsu and haori.
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Japanese home
A typical Japanese house does not have central heating as most homes in the United States. However, the Japanese stay warm through various other methods.
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A simple diagram of a Japanese ofuro and guemonburo.
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