I was thinking about getting a Chabudai (Japanese dining table) to double as a coffee table and dining table, which would require sitti

I was thinking about getting a Chabudai (Japanese dining table) to double as a coffee table and dining table, which would require sitting on the floor. Would guests (American) mind sitting on floor pillows, or is that too odd?

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  1. I personally would love it. Just sold my dining table to buy a Japanese style as well. I guess it’s whatever ever works for YOU in YOUR home. Who cares what other people think. If your guests care about you they will welcome the experience.

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  2. You need to consider who your guests will be. Some old people just couldn’t do it comfortably. Ask your friends, if those are the only guests you will ever have. It would be a shame to have some older or handicapped relatives over and they would feel left out. (I would be one of them.)

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  3. Question: “ I was thinking about getting a Chabudai (Japanese dining table) to double as a coffee table and dining table, which would require sitting on the floor. Would guests (American) mind sitting on floor pillows, or is that too odd? ”

    I was thinking about getting a Chabudai (Japanese dining table) to double as a coffee table and dining table, which would require sitti

    If your American friends are very young and are Yoga enthusiasts this idea may work.
    I am an American who spent a lot of years working in the Orient where I was frequently invited out to work related dinner parties. For someone who is accustomed to dining in that manner, sitting cross legged on the floor, and has been doing so since childhood, the position is supposedly comfortable.
    If, however, you are used to dining at tables while sitting on chairs and have always done so the position can be very uncomfortable. For those who are older, have tight tendons because of exercise, or like myself have had to endure back surgeries, the position would be painful and harmful…if even possible.
    Cultural habits, such as on-the-floor dining, change the body. When I worked in manufacturing facilities in parts of Asia I was surprised to see workers who operated bench drill presses which were mounted on the floor. They squatted with bent legs in front of these machines, a position I would find very uncomfortable, while working all day in this position. Old women would wait at bus stops in that seemingly painful squatting position. But they had been doing that since childhood and their body had adopted to it. If I set up bench machinery on a factory floor in the United States not only would I be unable to hire anyone to operate it I would insure that I got an OSHA citation.
    So, if you do this:
    Only invite young friends to your dinner parties.
    Merge your dinner guest list with that of your Yoga group. Or
    Offer your guests industrial quantities of ibuprofen, flexural, and hydrocodone tablets with your dinners.

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