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Japanese Hearth ・ 囲炉裏

2010.02.26 (Fri)

I recently had the opportunity to have dinner at a home equipped with a traditional Japanese hearth, called an irori. A fire is built in this rectangular pit, and serves the dual purposes of heating the home and cooking food. If you have the chance, I highly recommend giving a meal next to the irori a try. Just be prepared to smell like smoke when you are finished!

最近、囲炉裏を備えてる家で夕食する機会がありました。「囲炉裏」は、調理と暖房の二つの目的を果たします。機会がありましたら、囲炉裏端の料理を試してみてください。ただ、服や髪の毛に煙の匂いがしみることだけ我慢できればいいよ!

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One comment

  1. Re: Picture #3.
    What you smoking?



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