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Make nice tatami floors with Oki Tatami mats and unit tatami mats!

Make your room comfortable tatami floors Easily incorporate Oki Tatami mats to suit your room and lifestyle and create wonderful tatami floors.Tatami uses dirt-resistant and durable materials such as rush grass and polypropylene materials. Tatami floors are especially recommended for homes with children and pets, as they can be easily cleaned and replaced when dirty.Oki Tatami and unit tatami mats are light and easy to move, even for women.We also put a lot of effort into preventing misalignment, such as attaching a joint that can be connected and fixed with a simple operation on the back.Please try Oki Tatami mat and unit tatami mat for a change of mood or […]

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Tatami mat/rug carpet mite measures

For daily mite measures! Let’s vacuum cleaner! If dust, food residue, etc. are left scattered on the Tatami mat/rug carpet, the mite will be easier to breed. In the past, tatami mats were cared for with a broom and a dry cloth. It was said that vacuum cleaners should not be used. The reason was that tatami was often damaged by incorrect vacuuming. However, if you take care of it correctly, it is not incompatible. It is important to clean it frequently with a Vacuum cleaner to remove dust, which is a nutrient of mites. Vacuuming tatami mats daily helps prevent dust mites. Tatami is one of the places where […]

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Why do Japanese people sleep on tatami mats?

Japanese traditionTatami mat style Not surprisingly, tatami is a unique Japanese culture, unparalleled anywhere in the world. Japanese people have long lived their lives sitting on tatami mats. That way of sitting is called “Seiza”. In addition, several other manners exist when walking on tatami. Traditional Japanese culture such as tea ceremony (Sado), calligraphy (Shodo), flower arrangement (Kado), and judo (Judo), all of which have a “DO” rooted in Japan, are closely related to the traditional tatami mat. Tatami mat can be thought of as the foundation that created the Japanese spirit. Why do the Japanese remove their shoes? The history of tatami dates back to around the 10th century […]

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How to clean the tatami mat?

Tatami mat, tatami rug carpet Vacuum. Daily care of tatami requires only vacuuming. However, please note that vacuuming may cause damage, such as loosening or grass falling out.  Tatami is made of a plant fiber called “Igusa”, which has an uneven surface. Dust tends to get stuck in the gaps between the fibers, known as the grain of tatami, so it is important to vacuum along with the flow of the fibers.  You don’t have to exert a lot of force to clean the tatami. Wipe with a dry cotton cloth After removing debris from the tatami with a vacuum cleaner, try wiping it dry. Wipe along the direction of […]

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How are tatami mats made in Japan?

About Tatami mat cover “TATAMI OMOTE” TATAMIOMOTE” is made by weaving rush grass into the warp. Tatami Rush (IGUSA) is ranked according to its quality, length, color, and number. The high-quality Tatami mat cover “TATAMI OMOTE” is made by selecting high-quality Tatami Rush (IGUSA). The high-quality Tatami mat cover “TATAMI OMOTE” is durable because it is tightly woven with strong threads in the vertical direction. Since long grass is used, the edges of the tatami will not discolor. It is very beautiful with vivid colors. Vertical thread There are two types of warp threads: cotton thread and hemp thread, and hemp thread is stronger than cotton thread. In addition, there […]

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History of tatami mats | unique piece of Japanese culture

History of tatami mats Tatami mats are a traditional Japanese culture. Tatami mats are a traditional culture that originated and developed in Japan and have been described in Japan’s Ancient Chronicle in ancient times. In the beginning, it is thought that traditional Tatami rug carpets were laid between the boards instead of being laid on the floor, and they were used as bedding. It seems to be from around the time. From the Kamakura period(1185-1333 CE) to the Muromachi period(1336–1573 CE), tatami mats were finally spread throughout the room. Then, it came to be used as a room to entertain noble people and guests, and it was treated as a building […]

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What is the history of Edo Kiriko?

When and how did Edo Kiriko start?Edo Kiriko is said to have started in about 1834 (Tenpo 5) in the latter half of the Edo period, when Kyubei Kagaya of Edo Daidenmacho devised a method of engraving on the surface of glass using Kongo sand. The glass itself seems to have existed in Japan during the Yayoi period, and ornaments such as magatama have been found in the ruins. However, it is believed that the products of this era were not made in Japan, but were brought from overseas. After that, it was made in Japan about 2000 years ago, but it gradually declined. It was at the beginning of […]

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What is Edo Kiriko?

Edo Kiriko refers to the technique itself of cutting and decorating a pattern on the surface of glass, or the cut pattern itself.In English, it’s a cut glass.We mainly use a rotating polishing machine to make cuts by pressing the glass against it.It is exactly the art of glass drawn by the many years of experience and skill of craftsmen! There are other products with the product name “Kiriko”, but only those certified by the Edo Kiriko Cooperative can call themselves “Edo Kiriko”.The condition is that it is made of glass and is made in a designated area such as Koto-ku or Sumida-ku, Tokyo.Therefore, Edo Kiriko is inevitably a handmade […]

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Tatami Rush mat rug carpet life
Rush tatami mat rug carpet is beautiful!

It can be said that the Japanese-style rooms that use Rush tatami mats in Japanese houses and their beauty are still indispensable for Japanese houses.I would like to take good care of the Rush tatami mats and use them for a long time.However, I would like you to be aware of the beauty of the Rush tatami that is created by it, rather than simply replacing the Rush tatami because it has become dirty or damaged.Roughly speaking, the beauty of a Japanese-style room (zashiki) is the three elements of “ceiling,” “wall,” and “floor,” the materials of “tokonoma” and “pillars,” and the openings such as “fusuma” and “shoji.” It can be […]

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Rush tatami mats, Japanese-style rooms and the heart of Japan

“Going up to the house” “Let me go up to another person’s house” is a very pleasant sound. It is a phrase peculiar to Japanese people and Japanese culture. In Europe and the United States, when you enter a house, it becomes IN or ENTER, and it is simply an expression that you enter the space. This is because the way of entering the house is different between Japan and Europe and the United States, so I think there is a difference in how to say it. In Japan, taking off your shoes at the entrance and “stepping up one step” is probably described as “going up” correctly. Be barefoot […]

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