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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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Do you know how to choose a tatami mat/rug carpet?

Features of Tatami Igusa mat made in Japan Tatami is a unique Japanese culture. Therefore, tatami was originally made only in Japan. Igusa (Tatami Rush material) from Japan is of high quality and has excellent elasticity and durability. Ninety percent of the rush grass used in Japanese tatami is produced in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan. Kumamoto rush grass is of particularly high quality and has been loved for a long time, which is why these days tatami mats bear the Kumamoto mark. The Tatami Rush itself is beautiful, feels good, and has a fragrant Tatami mat. Japanese tatami is more expensive than Chinese tatami, but it is sturdier and often lasts […]

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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 Matt 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 “eyes” 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 the […]

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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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Create a fun time with the cool SAKE cup series ♬

The cool SAKE cup series is a cute SAKE cup in which the cherry blossoms react when you add a drink below 17 ° C and turn from white to pink.A special SAKE cup whose color changes with temperature using a special technique. Cherry blossoms and fireworks in full bloom opened with cold sake SAKE cup ♬Luxury SAKE cup where you can see cherry blossoms / fireworks anytime, anywhereThe cool feeling SAKE cup series reproduces the cherry blossoms and fireworks that bloom at temperature in a glass or SAKE cup. What is drawn on the surface of the SAKE cup is a cherry tree that looks like a bud. The […]

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Magic Sake cup pair set SAKURA Cherry Blossoms temperature change Customer Feedback

Lives in Waikiki, Hawaii Male customer Since I first drank sake at a Japanese restaurant in Waikiki a few years ago, I’ve become a fan of sake, and it’s become a fun habit to drink sake after dinner every day. In Hawaii, it is said that it is better to drink sake in a wine glass, and I usually enjoyed sake in a wine glass, but from a Japanese friend of my colleagues, sake is a small bowl called “Inoguchi”. I heard that if you enjoy it little by little, it will be more delicious, so I searched on Google and found this Tokyo store. So I found this “Magic […]

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