Sunday, November 14, 2010
Cold Apartments in Tokyo
Considering Japan is the future (my friends always tease me when I get back to Canada by asking me how the future looks like.....) heating in homes and apartments are pretty backwards. Tables with blankets on the bottoms with built in heat lamps to stay warm, and heated floor mats are all pretty cool and hi-tech, but how about centralized heating and insulation? I think that's a bit easier isn't it? I was told that houses are built to breath because the summers are so hot. Okay, perhaps that's true for Okinawa, where I'm originally from, but how about places like Hokkaido? They have the same problem up there too..... anyway, this is the heater that keeps the room that my wife and I sleep at night warm...... sometimes it feels colder inside the apartment than outside!! I feel like I'm in a cave!!