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Never Leave Your Bed Again With This Awesome Japanese Invention
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Furniture Design, Interior Design6 years ago

Never Leave Your Bed Again With This Awesome Japanese Invention

This is how the Japanese stay warm in the winter, or how you can stay in bed all day! The kotatsu consists of a blanket placed between a low table-frame and table-top, with a heat source positioned underneath the sheet. With your legs placed under the blanket, someone wearing traditional Japanese clothing would have warm air come through the bottom of their robes and exit around the neck, heating the whole body while in this comfortable bed.

The origins of the Japanese heated table can be traced to the 14th-century Japanese irori or cooking hearth. By the 17th century, irori dug into the ground, called hori-gotatsu, resembled a fixed kotatsu. Modern heated bed tables, which are moveable, are referred to as oki-gotatsu. Since most Japanese homes have little insulation and no central heating, kotatsu serves as efficient space heaters during the colder months. And though similar heating devices were, and sometimes are still used in many countries, the kotatsu is thought to be the first contraption of its kind. Also, this ingenious Japanese furniture piece might be a predecessor to floor heating as we know it.

Scroll down to check the kotatsu table and the system below; we sure would want to have these in our homes!

(h/t: aplus, demilked)

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Sajjad
Community Member
6 years ago

We used to sleep under this when we were child in iran. Members of family sit around it and grandmother told the story until everyone sleep.

Sajjad
Community Member
6 years ago

We called it KORSI

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FarnazMontgomery
Community Member
6 years ago

This is no Japanese invention. It's a traditional Iraninan thing. It is called Korsi.

ⓟⓐⓑⓛⓞⓜ
Community Member
6 years ago

In Spain it's named "mesa camilla"

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BarbBraun
Community Member
6 years ago

I like the idea but wonder how safe it is with the heat source under a blanket.

StephaniePajonas
Community Member
6 years ago

The heat source is under the table and it's safe. The Japanese have been using them a very long time.

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SiaShahabi
Community Member
6 years ago

This is the Iranian people idea. and they have used for hundreds years. the name is KORSi.

JohnHogen
Community Member
6 years ago

Japanese already had this in the 14th century AD.

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NinaShafi
Community Member
6 years ago

This is not a new so-called invention from Japan!!!! This is a traditional KORSI from Iran, we use this for over 100s of years in our country and also in Afghanistan....the heater was a tray of coal but got replaced with an electrical heater....

soulking
Community Member
6 years ago

japan has also been using this for hundreds of years... does nobody read these days.. its not a new/recent invention from japan they have been using it forever over there

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AmirB
Community Member
6 years ago

This awsome Japanese invention is using in Iran for thousands of years and its called Korsi.

AmeliaHo
Community Member
6 years ago

is not even new to japan =.=; because japan use it in the past

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FarhoudTebiani
Community Member
6 years ago

Japanese invention???!?!?!?!??!?!!??! o.O I used to do it in Tehran when I was a child, 35 years ago!!! and it is an old tradition!!!

DamonSamsil
Community Member
6 years ago

This is the Japanese version hence invention. You don't know what a ondol or kang bed stove or hypocaust are either. Guess what multiple places around the world can come up with something similar to solve a problem.

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AlejandraMendieta
Community Member
6 years ago

Not to be mean, but the average apartment in Japan is probably half the size of that bed

SamEzati
Community Member
6 years ago

Thanks to Japaneses that survive Persian invention with that :) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korsi

JohnHogen
Community Member
6 years ago

Japanese already had this in the 14th century AD.

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GeorgeTerada
Community Member
6 years ago

Yet another useful invention by the Japanese

DavoodTaabbodi
Community Member
6 years ago

ear friends this is not an invention. Iranians have been using such a thing for years. just search the word "Korsi" on google or wikipedia

NadiJarahmadi
Community Member
6 years ago

this is not japanees ,it is iranian korsi

DamonSamsil
Community Member
6 years ago

It is Japanese. You don't know what a dutch oven is.

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PugMan
Community Member
6 years ago

isn't this basically a table with a blanket and a heater under it?

OrangeJuice
Community Member
6 years ago

I'm guessing

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VanessaPolanco
Community Member
6 years ago

I need this...

AndrewRossRecknagel
Community Member
6 years ago

Dutch oven

ReihoonakShirban
Community Member
6 years ago

It invented many years ago in Iran, so it is an iranian invention but I suggest that to all people to use it and enjoy

FarhoudTebiani
Community Member
6 years ago

Japanese invention??????!??!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? o.O get some information before writing things! I used to do it In Iran when I was a child, 35 years ago!!! and it is a very very old tradition!

AmeliaHo
Community Member
6 years ago

and also Japan too, they been using it during the olden days, it wasnt an invention =.=;;;

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sunee
Community Member
6 years ago

Iranians have long used this toolhttp://www.ettelaat....015/01/1512.jpg

ParisaVahediPour
Community Member
6 years ago

Definitely not a new japanese invention. Iranians have slept under these for ages:https://en.wikipedia.../File:Korsi.jpg

MiriamSenyora
Community Member
6 years ago

Your source didn't mentioned when it was invented ..however it started 14th century ago by the Japanese ..https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kotatsu

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SinaHaghighi
Community Member
6 years ago

Iranians have invented and been using this for hundreds of years now!... It's called KORSI. ... Yeah... There are and have been REAL inventors among non-Japanese people! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korsi

JohnHogen
Community Member
6 years ago

Japanese already had this in the 14th century AD.

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AngelTrejoLopez
Community Member
6 years ago

Does anyone know what those bed/sofas are called and where to get them?

FaribaB
Community Member
6 years ago

They calld "Korsi" those are used in private hall or a medium room for informal family partys and sleeping together also.

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KimberlyJones
Community Member
6 years ago

Why do the couches not have legs? They are just laying on the floor?

CatolyniumAtomica
Community Member
6 years ago

Asian cultures tend to eat and sleep on the floor, which is also why they dont wear shoes in the house

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SarahGilbert
Community Member
6 years ago

where can we buy this?

Carmela2000
Community Member
6 years ago

http://www.amazon.com/Square-kotatsu-square-width-blanket/dp/B00NXABV8E/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1446049436&sr=8-4&keywords=kotatsu+set

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Aaron Carroll
Community Member
2 years ago

How do I order this I can't even read what anything says on the website?

Aaron Carroll
Community Member
2 years ago

My cat would still would love this!

Brandon Moayed
Community Member
4 years ago

This is Iranian not Japanese!!!.... and Iranians have had these for decades. They stopped making them they’re so old

Charlotte Province
Community Member
5 years ago

You can't use any old heater, you will need the Kotatsu heater specifically, and a 100 volt conversion kit. Otherwise, yes, major fire hazard. https://www.amazon.com/Japanese-kotatsu-heater-style-warmer/dp/B000BK47A8

İsmail Kutlu
Community Member
6 years ago

A korsi or korsí (Persian spelling: کرسی) is a type of low table found in Iran, with a heater underneath it, and blankets thrown over it. It is a traditional item of furniture in Iranian culture. A family or other gathering sits on the floor around the "korsi" during meals and special events, like Nowruz (Persian/Zoroastrian New Year's Eve). "Korsi" used to be quite popular for entire families to gather together during yearly Yaldā celebrations. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korsi

Hush Nya
Community Member
6 years ago

I really want a Kotatsu! I wonder if I can find a cheap one.. :/

MonicaEdwards
Community Member
6 years ago

Where do you buy one? I don't care who invented it if I can just have one this is a pretty useless article

MonicaEdwards
Community Member
6 years ago

How do you buy one? Only clicked on the article to find out and you didn't say?

FranciaSantiago
Community Member
6 years ago

The heck with the heating blankets, I just love the sofas!!! lol

StarsN'Stripes4Ever
Community Member
6 years ago

Joseph likes

SwanJaninek
Community Member
6 years ago

This is bad for me. I'd never move again! xD

LanceSloan
Community Member
6 years ago

Looks like a fire hazard.

SarahGilbert
Community Member
6 years ago

Does anyone know where we can buy the couch sections of the kotatsu?

CyrusShahrzad
Community Member
6 years ago

Well I am glad that at least one of our real Persian ideas to fight the cold winters has taken by the world. Nothing ever can bring a family together more than Korsy ever could. Love the way they have modernized this great idea.

HusseinShakeri
Community Member
6 years ago

https://www.google.com/search?q=%DA%A9%D8%B1%D8%B3%DB%8C&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0CB0QsARqFQoTCLy7pKn07sgCFccqJgodqs8DIQ&biw=1280&bih=913 Japanese Invention? More than 2000 years Iranian are using this, called KORSI ... Don`t you believe? Go to link above ...

GeoffreyBarnes
Community Member
6 years ago

Nice Spacesaver

KennyC
Community Member
6 years ago

I WANT ONE!!!!!

SamanthaCrosby
Community Member
6 years ago

PLEASE tell me where to buy that couch?

FaribaB
Community Member
6 years ago

www.amazon.com/Square-kotatsu-square-width-blanket/dp/B00NXABV8E/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1446049436&sr=8-4&keywords=kotatsu+set

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SamanthaCrosby
Community Member
6 years ago

Please tell me where to buy that couch???

SamanthaCrosby
Community Member
6 years ago

Someone PLEASE tell me where I can buy that couch?

SamanthaCrosby
Community Member
6 years ago

Please tell me where I can buy that couch?

Cloudy@noon
Community Member
6 years ago

This is so Awesome!!!

Martin
Community Member
6 years ago

A great place to be raped by your favourite octopii

PaulaSoholt
Community Member
6 years ago

cat heaven

LucifinaAkuma
Community Member
6 years ago

Where do you buy this sort of thing??

EvieFick
Community Member
6 years ago

I want it

JasminkaTanner
Community Member
6 years ago

Couldn't you burn yourself on the heater?

FaribaB
Community Member
6 years ago

No the one that i used and saw have a metal protective cage on it.when i was a child I used to stick my foot to that cage to get warm sooner. Never burned myself .

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ⓟⓐⓑⓛⓞⓜ
Community Member
6 years ago

https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mesa_camilla

ElaEmami
Community Member
6 years ago

This isn't a new idea. People in Iran have been doing this for hundreds of years. We call it korsi.

MarinescuTudor
Community Member
6 years ago

i wonder how much sex you can make there hahaha :)

AurimasSteponavičius
BoredPanda Staff
6 years ago

looks cool

DeniseCluney
Community Member
6 years ago

love the sofa where can s=we get one in the states

JaniceShruger
Community Member
6 years ago

Interesting.

AaronHung
Community Member
6 years ago

Been around for ages in Japan and around the world. Might as well say sushi was invented an hour ago and you were the first one to eat it. Doesn't anyone attempting to write about cultures they don't understand do any research anymore or is it just make shit up as you go to look like a smartass. Another Buzzfeed. Good for killing time when taking a dump.

AlejandraMendieta
Community Member
6 years ago

Not to be mean but the average apartment in Japan is probably half the size of these beds

Xenthia
Community Member
6 years ago

Would be handy in winter, but in this household cats would take over and hiss at anyone who'd try and get warm.

AuroraDelCarmen
Community Member
6 years ago

Hier would be different, not tea on the table, but a real mess of Burritos, Pizza, Guacamole and chips... :((((

VladimirYosifov
Community Member
6 years ago

https://www.facebook.com/DobroMastoZaZivotIBiznes/posts/769883729800543

TinyDynamine
Community Member
6 years ago

Chances of burning to death? 97%

DariaB
Community Member
6 years ago

Ever heard of thermostat?

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spiral
Community Member
6 years ago

That is an ancient way of keeping warm in Iran I believe this is not a new Invention by the Japanese. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korsi

JohnHogen
Community Member
6 years ago

Japanese already had this in the 14th century AD.

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Cookie
Community Member
6 years ago

Does everyone have one of those square couches? Love them! Want one! But then I'd have to get a living room this big too.

SinopeEspedal
Community Member
6 years ago

It's called kotatsu. I'd love to have one for long winter days :)

ThomasNorris
Community Member
6 years ago

Burning charcoal? That would sure make for a hot time; I like it about 65 F for a comfortable night.

LindaZagwolski-Durand
Community Member
6 years ago

Wouldn't you burn yourself on the heat source.?

TimmyGriffin
Community Member
6 years ago

Japanese man, they've already calculated it several times, tested it and ensured that the risk is close to a zero.

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SarahGilbert
Community Member
6 years ago

Where can we buy these?

AlaskaZhang
Community Member
6 years ago

Exllent but only for 1 otherwise can't avoid leg rubs

TabithaArgyleBuono
Community Member
6 years ago

I don't really care for the table heater, but I LOVE those couches!!!!!

CelalXenderesh
Community Member
6 years ago

This not a Japanes invention ut is a Kurdish tradition way of keeping the whole family warm in the high frost and chill winters of Kurdistan

CelalXenderesh
Community Member
6 years ago

Thats not an inventio, because we the Kurdish people alwYs been used that method against the high frost and chill in Kurxistan. The only difference is that we have had fire cylinder in the ground normally i the middle of a room ; which been used for baking and cooking and then after the flame settle down put the duveit over the table and keep the whole family warm. It was keeping the family warm for few days depend on the temperature.

ElaEmami
Community Member
6 years ago

Originated in Iran sometime between the 1st and 4th century A.D. used especially on the longest night of the year winter solstice or yalda as well as new years or norouz.

ElaEmami
Community Member
6 years ago

This is not a new invention.people in Iran have been using it for hundreds of years. We call it korsi.

RebekkahSprague
Community Member
6 years ago

genius

StephaniePajonas
Community Member
6 years ago

I really want this whole setup with the low, moveable cushions and the kotatsu. It looks like heaven.

Sajjad
Community Member
6 years ago

We used to sleep under this when we were child in iran. Members of family sit around it and grandmother told the story until everyone sleep.

Sajjad
Community Member
6 years ago

We called it KORSI

Load More Replies...
FarnazMontgomery
Community Member
6 years ago

This is no Japanese invention. It's a traditional Iraninan thing. It is called Korsi.

ⓟⓐⓑⓛⓞⓜ
Community Member
6 years ago

In Spain it's named "mesa camilla"

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BarbBraun
Community Member
6 years ago

I like the idea but wonder how safe it is with the heat source under a blanket.

StephaniePajonas
Community Member
6 years ago

The heat source is under the table and it's safe. The Japanese have been using them a very long time.

Load More Replies...
SiaShahabi
Community Member
6 years ago

This is the Iranian people idea. and they have used for hundreds years. the name is KORSi.

JohnHogen
Community Member
6 years ago

Japanese already had this in the 14th century AD.

Load More Replies...
NinaShafi
Community Member
6 years ago

This is not a new so-called invention from Japan!!!! This is a traditional KORSI from Iran, we use this for over 100s of years in our country and also in Afghanistan....the heater was a tray of coal but got replaced with an electrical heater....

soulking
Community Member
6 years ago

japan has also been using this for hundreds of years... does nobody read these days.. its not a new/recent invention from japan they have been using it forever over there

Load More Replies...
AmirB
Community Member
6 years ago

This awsome Japanese invention is using in Iran for thousands of years and its called Korsi.

AmeliaHo
Community Member
6 years ago

is not even new to japan =.=; because japan use it in the past

Load More Replies...
FarhoudTebiani
Community Member
6 years ago

Japanese invention???!?!?!?!??!?!!??! o.O I used to do it in Tehran when I was a child, 35 years ago!!! and it is an old tradition!!!

DamonSamsil
Community Member
6 years ago

This is the Japanese version hence invention. You don't know what a ondol or kang bed stove or hypocaust are either. Guess what multiple places around the world can come up with something similar to solve a problem.

Load More Replies...
AlejandraMendieta
Community Member
6 years ago

Not to be mean, but the average apartment in Japan is probably half the size of that bed

SamEzati
Community Member
6 years ago

Thanks to Japaneses that survive Persian invention with that :) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korsi

JohnHogen
Community Member
6 years ago

Japanese already had this in the 14th century AD.

Load More Replies...
GeorgeTerada
Community Member
6 years ago

Yet another useful invention by the Japanese

DavoodTaabbodi
Community Member
6 years ago

ear friends this is not an invention. Iranians have been using such a thing for years. just search the word "Korsi" on google or wikipedia

NadiJarahmadi
Community Member
6 years ago

this is not japanees ,it is iranian korsi

DamonSamsil
Community Member
6 years ago

It is Japanese. You don't know what a dutch oven is.

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PugMan
Community Member
6 years ago

isn't this basically a table with a blanket and a heater under it?

OrangeJuice
Community Member
6 years ago

I'm guessing

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VanessaPolanco
Community Member
6 years ago

I need this...

AndrewRossRecknagel
Community Member
6 years ago

Dutch oven

ReihoonakShirban
Community Member
6 years ago

It invented many years ago in Iran, so it is an iranian invention but I suggest that to all people to use it and enjoy

FarhoudTebiani
Community Member
6 years ago

Japanese invention??????!??!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? o.O get some information before writing things! I used to do it In Iran when I was a child, 35 years ago!!! and it is a very very old tradition!

AmeliaHo
Community Member
6 years ago

and also Japan too, they been using it during the olden days, it wasnt an invention =.=;;;

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sunee
Community Member
6 years ago

Iranians have long used this toolhttp://www.ettelaat....015/01/1512.jpg

ParisaVahediPour
Community Member
6 years ago

Definitely not a new japanese invention. Iranians have slept under these for ages:https://en.wikipedia.../File:Korsi.jpg

MiriamSenyora
Community Member
6 years ago

Your source didn't mentioned when it was invented ..however it started 14th century ago by the Japanese ..https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kotatsu

Load More Replies...
SinaHaghighi
Community Member
6 years ago

Iranians have invented and been using this for hundreds of years now!... It's called KORSI. ... Yeah... There are and have been REAL inventors among non-Japanese people! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korsi

JohnHogen
Community Member
6 years ago

Japanese already had this in the 14th century AD.

Load More Replies...
AngelTrejoLopez
Community Member
6 years ago

Does anyone know what those bed/sofas are called and where to get them?

FaribaB
Community Member
6 years ago

They calld "Korsi" those are used in private hall or a medium room for informal family partys and sleeping together also.

Load More Replies...
KimberlyJones
Community Member
6 years ago

Why do the couches not have legs? They are just laying on the floor?

CatolyniumAtomica
Community Member
6 years ago

Asian cultures tend to eat and sleep on the floor, which is also why they dont wear shoes in the house

Load More Replies...
SarahGilbert
Community Member
6 years ago

where can we buy this?

Carmela2000
Community Member
6 years ago

http://www.amazon.com/Square-kotatsu-square-width-blanket/dp/B00NXABV8E/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1446049436&sr=8-4&keywords=kotatsu+set

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Aaron Carroll
Community Member
2 years ago

How do I order this I can't even read what anything says on the website?

Aaron Carroll
Community Member
2 years ago

My cat would still would love this!

Brandon Moayed
Community Member
4 years ago

This is Iranian not Japanese!!!.... and Iranians have had these for decades. They stopped making them they’re so old

Charlotte Province
Community Member
5 years ago

You can't use any old heater, you will need the Kotatsu heater specifically, and a 100 volt conversion kit. Otherwise, yes, major fire hazard. https://www.amazon.com/Japanese-kotatsu-heater-style-warmer/dp/B000BK47A8

İsmail Kutlu
Community Member
6 years ago

A korsi or korsí (Persian spelling: کرسی) is a type of low table found in Iran, with a heater underneath it, and blankets thrown over it. It is a traditional item of furniture in Iranian culture. A family or other gathering sits on the floor around the "korsi" during meals and special events, like Nowruz (Persian/Zoroastrian New Year's Eve). "Korsi" used to be quite popular for entire families to gather together during yearly Yaldā celebrations. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korsi

Hush Nya
Community Member
6 years ago

I really want a Kotatsu! I wonder if I can find a cheap one.. :/

MonicaEdwards
Community Member
6 years ago

Where do you buy one? I don't care who invented it if I can just have one this is a pretty useless article

MonicaEdwards
Community Member
6 years ago

How do you buy one? Only clicked on the article to find out and you didn't say?

FranciaSantiago
Community Member
6 years ago

The heck with the heating blankets, I just love the sofas!!! lol

StarsN'Stripes4Ever
Community Member
6 years ago

Joseph likes

SwanJaninek
Community Member
6 years ago

This is bad for me. I'd never move again! xD

LanceSloan
Community Member
6 years ago

Looks like a fire hazard.

SarahGilbert
Community Member
6 years ago

Does anyone know where we can buy the couch sections of the kotatsu?

CyrusShahrzad
Community Member
6 years ago

Well I am glad that at least one of our real Persian ideas to fight the cold winters has taken by the world. Nothing ever can bring a family together more than Korsy ever could. Love the way they have modernized this great idea.

HusseinShakeri
Community Member
6 years ago

https://www.google.com/search?q=%DA%A9%D8%B1%D8%B3%DB%8C&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0CB0QsARqFQoTCLy7pKn07sgCFccqJgodqs8DIQ&biw=1280&bih=913 Japanese Invention? More than 2000 years Iranian are using this, called KORSI ... Don`t you believe? Go to link above ...

GeoffreyBarnes
Community Member
6 years ago

Nice Spacesaver

KennyC
Community Member
6 years ago

I WANT ONE!!!!!

SamanthaCrosby
Community Member
6 years ago

PLEASE tell me where to buy that couch?

FaribaB
Community Member
6 years ago

www.amazon.com/Square-kotatsu-square-width-blanket/dp/B00NXABV8E/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1446049436&sr=8-4&keywords=kotatsu+set

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SamanthaCrosby
Community Member
6 years ago

Please tell me where to buy that couch???

SamanthaCrosby
Community Member
6 years ago

Someone PLEASE tell me where I can buy that couch?

SamanthaCrosby
Community Member
6 years ago

Please tell me where I can buy that couch?

Cloudy@noon
Community Member
6 years ago

This is so Awesome!!!

Martin
Community Member
6 years ago

A great place to be raped by your favourite octopii

PaulaSoholt
Community Member
6 years ago

cat heaven

LucifinaAkuma
Community Member
6 years ago

Where do you buy this sort of thing??

EvieFick
Community Member
6 years ago

I want it

JasminkaTanner
Community Member
6 years ago

Couldn't you burn yourself on the heater?

FaribaB
Community Member
6 years ago

No the one that i used and saw have a metal protective cage on it.when i was a child I used to stick my foot to that cage to get warm sooner. Never burned myself .

Load More Replies...
ⓟⓐⓑⓛⓞⓜ
Community Member
6 years ago

https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mesa_camilla

ElaEmami
Community Member
6 years ago

This isn't a new idea. People in Iran have been doing this for hundreds of years. We call it korsi.

MarinescuTudor
Community Member
6 years ago

i wonder how much sex you can make there hahaha :)

AurimasSteponavičius
BoredPanda Staff
6 years ago

looks cool

DeniseCluney
Community Member
6 years ago

love the sofa where can s=we get one in the states

JaniceShruger
Community Member
6 years ago

Interesting.

AaronHung
Community Member
6 years ago

Been around for ages in Japan and around the world. Might as well say sushi was invented an hour ago and you were the first one to eat it. Doesn't anyone attempting to write about cultures they don't understand do any research anymore or is it just make shit up as you go to look like a smartass. Another Buzzfeed. Good for killing time when taking a dump.

AlejandraMendieta
Community Member
6 years ago

Not to be mean but the average apartment in Japan is probably half the size of these beds

Xenthia
Community Member
6 years ago

Would be handy in winter, but in this household cats would take over and hiss at anyone who'd try and get warm.

AuroraDelCarmen
Community Member
6 years ago

Hier would be different, not tea on the table, but a real mess of Burritos, Pizza, Guacamole and chips... :((((

VladimirYosifov
Community Member
6 years ago

https://www.facebook.com/DobroMastoZaZivotIBiznes/posts/769883729800543

TinyDynamine
Community Member
6 years ago

Chances of burning to death? 97%

DariaB
Community Member
6 years ago

Ever heard of thermostat?

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spiral
Community Member
6 years ago

That is an ancient way of keeping warm in Iran I believe this is not a new Invention by the Japanese. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korsi

JohnHogen
Community Member
6 years ago

Japanese already had this in the 14th century AD.

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Cookie
Community Member
6 years ago

Does everyone have one of those square couches? Love them! Want one! But then I'd have to get a living room this big too.

SinopeEspedal
Community Member
6 years ago

It's called kotatsu. I'd love to have one for long winter days :)

ThomasNorris
Community Member
6 years ago

Burning charcoal? That would sure make for a hot time; I like it about 65 F for a comfortable night.

LindaZagwolski-Durand
Community Member
6 years ago

Wouldn't you burn yourself on the heat source.?

TimmyGriffin
Community Member
6 years ago

Japanese man, they've already calculated it several times, tested it and ensured that the risk is close to a zero.

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SarahGilbert
Community Member
6 years ago

Where can we buy these?

AlaskaZhang
Community Member
6 years ago

Exllent but only for 1 otherwise can't avoid leg rubs

TabithaArgyleBuono
Community Member
6 years ago

I don't really care for the table heater, but I LOVE those couches!!!!!

CelalXenderesh
Community Member
6 years ago

This not a Japanes invention ut is a Kurdish tradition way of keeping the whole family warm in the high frost and chill winters of Kurdistan

CelalXenderesh
Community Member
6 years ago

Thats not an inventio, because we the Kurdish people alwYs been used that method against the high frost and chill in Kurxistan. The only difference is that we have had fire cylinder in the ground normally i the middle of a room ; which been used for baking and cooking and then after the flame settle down put the duveit over the table and keep the whole family warm. It was keeping the family warm for few days depend on the temperature.

ElaEmami
Community Member
6 years ago

Originated in Iran sometime between the 1st and 4th century A.D. used especially on the longest night of the year winter solstice or yalda as well as new years or norouz.

ElaEmami
Community Member
6 years ago

This is not a new invention.people in Iran have been using it for hundreds of years. We call it korsi.

RebekkahSprague
Community Member
6 years ago

genius

StephaniePajonas
Community Member
6 years ago

I really want this whole setup with the low, moveable cushions and the kotatsu. It looks like heaven.

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