Of Japan’s Winter and Kerosene Heater


To maximize the heat at the top, use it to warm some water

Kerosene heater is the most endearing winter necessity in Japan. It’s a pretty common space heating device in homes and shops other than the kotatsu.


Most common kerosene heater design

Throughout my temple stay in Hida-Takayama and mountain village stay in Gokayama in Japan Alps, multiple kerosene heaters are the primary source of heat indoors where outside temperature ranges from -1°C to -7°C.


Kerosene heater + kotatsu = Japan winter survival


2 responses to “Of Japan’s Winter and Kerosene Heater

  1. kuteykreations January 9, 2015 at 11:42 am

    That white heater looks kind of old fashioned, it’s really neat!


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