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Can you guess what’s underneath the plastic bucket at the end of all that aluminium tubing?

Japanese homes are known for their relatively small, cramped living spaces. Especially in big cities, where many people don’t have enough room to set foot on their balconies and backyards are generally unheard of, there’s not enough room to do a lot of things many of us take for granted, like enjoying a home barbeque.

One meat-loving Japanese DIY enthusiast has created a solution to the problem of not being able to enjoy a smoky barbeque at home, and fellow meat-lovers are applauding his ingenuity and skill. It might look messy and handmade, but this unusual contraption works like a treat, taking the smoke from the grilled meat away from the dining table and out through the oven vent above the stove.


All that’s used here is duct tape, a couple of shallow plastic buckets and some tubing to recreate an authentic yakiniku dining experience at home.

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Beneath the bucket on the table is a Japanese shichirin charcoal grill. Beef, pork, seafood, chicken, or vegetables — anything can now be imbued with the great smoky taste of a charcoal grill without the risk of killing everyone at the family dinner table from the effects of carbon monoxide poisoning.

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The internet has responded to the DIY job with a round of applause and comments like:

“This is the work of a genius!”
“It’s an awesome idea, but you’d better use a metal bucket instead of a plastic one. It gets hot under there!”
“This guy must have a very patient wife. I hope she doesn’t have to clean up after him!”
“I wish I could live in a fun-loving household like that!”

The simple contraption is certainly one of the best attempts we’ve seen at bringing the yakiniku restaurant experience into the home kitchen. Of course, we don’t recommend trying this at home as there are fire hazards and a number of other risks that go along with this type of set-up. And, with so many grilled meat restaurants offering all-you-can-eat deals for as little as 780 yen in Japan, eating out is a much more attractive option!

Source: Hamusoku
Images: Satoru (edited by RocketNews24)