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The best part of winters in Japan! The Kotatsu culture!

   

LOCATIONS

Honke Kanoya in Yoyogi
本家 かのや 代々木
(Kotatsu style restaurant)
http://honke-kanoya.com/

Google maps
https://goo.gl/maps/FqzfR

PHRASES

1) When I get into a kotatsu I get lazy.
(i.e. the kotasu makes me lazy)
kotatsu ni hairuto daradara shichau
こたつに入るとダラダラしちゃう。

2) Oh! Quit being so lazy and do your homework!
mou daradara shinaide chanto shukudai wo shinasai
もう!ダラダラしないでちゃんと宿題をしなさい!

3) You're always working so hard, I think it's okay to be lazy once in awhile.
itsumo shigoto wo ganbatteirundakara tamaniha daradara shitemo
iinjanai?
いつも仕事を頑張っているんだから、たまにはダラダラしてもいいんじゃない?

SPECIAL THANKS

All of my chikatomos who sent me their wonderful kotatsu photos!!

AND the Kanazawa Folklore Museum for letting me use their photos of the annka and old kotatsu!

Kanawaza Foklore Museum
金沢くらしの博物館
http://www.kanazawa-museum.jp/minzoku/teachers/data_detail05.html

PLEASE NOTE

The information in this video is based on my own discoveries, thoughts, findings and research. Especially regarding historical information, there are variations depending on region and numerous theories and explanations that have evolved over the years. My channel is just one possible source of information on Japan you can refer to, not an encyclopedia 🙂

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