kotatsu

The world’s best invention is now even better in the form of a specially built gaming kotatsu

Game enthusiasts and kotatsu enthusiasts now have something to be doubly enthusiastic about together.

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Mr. Sato tries out ‘the Life Ruiner’, a wearable kotatsu – will it ruin his life?

Now you can feel the irresistable warmth of a kotatsu whenever you want, so say goodbye to productivity.

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Turn any table into a kotatsu with new adhesive heater from Japan

Stay warm all winter with this heated furniture hack.

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You and your family can kiss productivity goodbye with this ginormous kotatsu futon

Working from home was great while it lasted but we’re about to become full-time nappers at home. 

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A winter work-from-home essential from Japan: The kotatsu desk【Photos】

A traditional piece of Japanese furniture gets a modern update to make telecommuting extra cozy in the cold part of the year.

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Cruise Tokyo in comfort for free with Suumo’s cozy taxis, hang out with their fluffy mascot

There are only three of these adorable verdant vehicles out on the streets — flag one down if you get the chance!

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Cat kotatsu let your feline friends relax through winter the Japanese way【Photos】

Kitty-sized furniture comes bundled with a huge supply of winter snacks for their human caretakers.

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Pet owner’s saga of buying a kotatsu for her cat doesn’t go as planned (or does it?)

We suppose the moral of the story is that cats will be cats.

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Japanese youths anger police by sitting at kotatsu table at busy Kyoto intersection【Video】

Locals say it’s all part of a Kyoto University tradition.

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This crazy box of heat from China is how we want to wait out winter

If you’re looking for us before mid-spring, you’ll know where to find us.

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Japanese wheelchair user creates “wheel-kotatsu” to stay warm, comfy, and awesome outdoors

Humanity’s greatest achievement? Yes, probably.

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Japanese movie theater with kotatsu seating looks like it’s the best cinematic experience ever

Japan’s amazingly cozy heated tables combined with movie magic? Sounds like the perfect way to spend a winter day.

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Kotatsu with storage space solves the biggest problem with Japan’s awesome heated tables

We now know exactly where we want to spend the entire winter.

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Frozen’s Elsa enjoys a cosy Japanese winter break under the kotatsu

The cold never bothered her anyway! Check out Elsa showing the proper way to enjoy winter in Japan!

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How to make open-air dining in winter awesome: Take the kotatsu outside!

Ditch the dining room table and sit at a Japanese-style one with a heater, like at this ingenious Tokyo restaurant.

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Japanese brand comes out with a comfy-looking kotatsu made for one

Winter is undoubtedly the worst season to be alone in Japan. Soon singles will be starting the annual desperate search for the special someone to spend Christmas with and it’s not hard to see why. Having someone to cuddle up to during the upcoming cold, long months is far preferable to fighting off the chill by yourself.

Of course, not everyone wants to jump into a relationship just for a little extra body heat, and now thanks to one Japanese electronics maker and their kotatsu for one, singles just might be in for the warmest winter yet.

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Winter is coming—Get ready with these amazing cat-themed kotatsu covers, cushions, and hoodies!

Depending on where you are, winters in Japan can be bitterly cold or actually rather temperate, but due to a general lack of insulation, it seems like most Japanese homes are always a little cold. But this general chilliness gave birth to that magical piece of furniture, the kotatsu. Basically a covered table with a heater attached, the kotatsu is often the centerpiece of a Japanese living room and a great way to get in some family time.

And with these new cat-themed kotatsu covers, cushions, and hoodies, it’ll be twice as difficult to pull yourself away from the kotatsu on a chilly winter morning!

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CATastrophe! Mass feline pandemonium ensues after owner strips futon off kotatsu

When a Japanese Twitter user removed the covering from the top of her kotatsu (heated table) for cleaning, she discovered that she had disrupted the peaceful slumber of the thing that was lurking beneath…make that things, and cute things, in fact!

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Not just for humans – dogs love the warmth of a kotatsu, too!

One of the worst things about winter in Japan is that with no central heating and a lack of insulation, the temperature inside your house feels pretty much the same as the temperature outside your house. One of the best things is taking the opportunity to snuggle up under a kotatsu, especially if you have a furry friend to join you.

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Catatsu is one of the ridiculous new “hot” items for your pet to wear (yes, wear) this winter

As you may have already heard, winter is cold in Japan. Maybe not as cold as some other more northern countries, but it’s still very chilly even indoors because many people still choose to only heat one room in the house at a time, or live in buildings made out of lightweight materials in an effort to make them as earthquake-safe as possible. This proves to be a bit of an issue for pet owners. Many pets are built to resist some amount of cold (because duh, fur!) but others aren’t equipped to deal with the cold daytime weather.

Perhaps this is why Japan sells some pretty ridiculous pet clothes! UNIHABITAT has a couple of new pet outfits that are going to turn some heads, but will also keep your pets warm and cozy this winter season.

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