Every Snowfall in Heian Japan was a Snowpacalypse

To all of those readers in the Northeast, Midwest, or any of the states currently buried in snow, bored out of your minds,  and experiencing serious cabin fever, think about this: the walls in Heian homes were generally made of very thin screens, or paper, at least inside. That’s right – PAPER. Your house doesn’t seem so cold now, does it?

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7 responses to “Every Snowfall in Heian Japan was a Snowpacalypse

  1. odorunara

    I really did laugh at loud at this. Brilliant–and cold. At least my Japanese apartment has cement walls and a kerosene heater…

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  3. iulia

    Oh, I love this blog so much! I found it a little while ago and though ‘it seems quite dead, :(‘ but then you updated!! 🙂

  4. seishirou2candy

    ahaha 😀 so true!

  5. i’m happy to have stumbled into your blog!

    LOVE IT!

  6. Dulce Rexach

    I am so happy to find this blog! The Heian period is -in my opinion- the most fascinating in Japanese history, specially after reading ‘Genji Monogatari’.

  7. Dulce Rexach

    *Please make the second G in Genji a J. Thanks! ^_^

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