March 01, 2012

✿Irori

I wrote about wood carver, Mr. Zoshi, Takayuki a little while ago and wrote that he built his atelier and gallery space himself. Today, I am writing about this space he made right next to the gallery space.
This squared fire place is called Irori in Japan and he made that as well.   Irori is very traditional and used for heating the room, boiling water and cooking food.
The wood stick looks like umbrella handle is for hanging kettle or cooking pot and fish shaped wood parts makes adjustable to go lower or higher.   


He is putting charcoal in Irori.  His wife made obento lunch and we ate in this room.  It was so fun being in this room and sitting in front of Irori feeling warm in the rainy day.

I love this iron kettle so much !