Hibachi, a charcoal brazier which I found in Jikouin Temple.
It was a very common heater in my childhood. Every Japanese family had it until around 1960. We put burnt charcoals in the ash of Hibachi and warmed rooms. A Hibachi did not have enough power to warm a whole room but I do not have memories that I felt cold in our house when I was a child. Square floor cushions were placed around a Hibachi where family got together spending time.
Soon Hibachi was replaced with an oil heater, and now an oil fan heater or an air conditioner is common. I enjoy something nostalgic with these photos, today.
Spring is just around the corner. Take care not to have a cold, my friends!
I am linking to Sunlit Sunday
Until next time