and this is the table with the hole in the center!!
it’s called an “irori”
in the old days, houses were built with a fire pit in the main room
for cooking and heat…
now we have one in our garage!!!
closed up, it can be used like a regular table…
the wood is really pretty and it’s nice and sturdy.
then, if we want to cook, we can open it up, and get a charcoal fire going..
I have filled up the metal box with a very fine ash
then we place the charcoal on that and light it up!!
we haven’t used it yet, maybe this weekend.