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.
Kotatsu are heated tables that usually accommodate families of four. One of the country’s favorite winter pastimes is cozying up under one while drinking hot sake or eating nabe.
But for those who prefer not to share their sweaty feet with others there is this one (wo)man kotatsu..perfect for a bachelor or for those who love some alone time to watch tv or work on a plan model.
This three-piece set comes ready-to-use right out of the box, and includes a chair so you don’t need to have a tatami room.
The set might seem a little pricey even at the sale price of 24,900 yen (approximately US$207), but it comes with free shipping(within Japan), and we bet those of you flying solo this winter will definitely get your money’s worth out of it. Just a warning, though: Once you bundle yourself up in a kotatsu, it can be a real struggle to convince yourself to leave its toasty warmth and crawl out.