I can't help but feel that summers in Japan are getting hotter and hotter every year. In the old days, people might have been able to beat the heat by sprinkling water and clearing their minds, but nowadays it is difficult to spend a comfortable summer without turning on the air conditioner before clearing our minds.
Considering that summers are getting hotter, winters must be getting warmer too. Although I feel that winters are cold enough now, it must have been even colder in the past. In addition, unlike today's airtight houses, it was common to have drafts in old houses, and the only heating system was a brazier. Just thinking about it gives me goosebumps.
In February, I visited a Japanese restaurant in Hachioji, which served Japanese cuisine and had tatami mats for seating. However, I guess many people do not like to sit on tatami mats. There was tables and chairs on the tatami, so there was no need to sit on the floor. The heating system was not a brazier but a heater. The room had the feel of an old-fashioned Japanese house but was equipped with modern facilities to make your stay more comfortable.
The brazier outside the room also had a pattern underneath the iron kettle that looked like a stone garden. The brazier seemed to have been placed there more for its stylistic beauty than for its warming function.
|Sep 2021 STILL LIFE TOKYO|
|HACHIOJI KETTLE RESTAURANT|
September 8, 2021
Still Life Photography
RICOH GR III