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!



One comment

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

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