Lately snow has been melting at the site of my house and around. Jpananese butterbur scape “fukinoto” that is a symbol of starting of spring has just appeared from under the snow today.
Japanese traditional Kotatsu is a table with a heater and blanket.
It runs by electricity and warms up close by its front quickly. When in Tokyo I used them at the urban small living room, I never thought that they would work at the storeroom and bath dressing room in snowy Akita.
It is filled with hot water to warm bedding comforter. I put it under the quilt in winter night.
It works with kerosene and dry batteries and warms up surrounding and upper much, in addition, can bake something or be put a pot on the top.
Although I was going to buy kerosene, I had forgotten to bring the empty cans from home! I found it when arriving at the shopping area where is 30min far from my home by car.
It works with kerosene and dry batteries, warms up front and upper much.
I use about 200l kerosene to keep my home warm for a month. Akita is a northern cold area, much more at my large old house.
It starts burning quickly, so I turn it on at first when getting home.
It heats a whole room, in addition, can bake rice cake or be put a pot, and so on. In Japan wood stove has become like symbol of rural life.
In Akita it has been cold also in March. I have used more than 10 heating equipments in my large house.
I cooked dried horse mackerel and sandfish on the woodstove at home. They go very well with Sake.