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Obama action figure lounging in a kotatsu

January 21, 2009


I love this Barack Obama action figure—not just because I love the new president, which I do, but because here he is lounging Japanese winter-style in a kotatsu. A kotatsu, in case you have the misfortune of never having sat in one, is an amazing table-heated blanket hybrid piece of furniture that, until recently, was the centerpiece of almost every Japanese living room. We used to have one when I was a kid. Sometimes there’s even a hole in the floor that you can dangle your legs in. Here, Obama is hanging out with his legs in the kotatsu, and he’s about to eat a mikan (tangerine) and play Super Famicom.

Link (Thanks, David!)