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 in the house. This is a characteristic of Japanese houses and Japanese-style rooms.
When I take off my shoes, I feel relieved. There is an indescribable sense of openness the moment you take off your shoes.
Then, in the tatami room, sit down, lie down, and spend time slowly as you like. The Japanese-style room has the warmth of wrapping barefoot.
And if you sit directly on the tatami mat instead of on a chair or sofa, you can’t help but feel the calm air and the flow of time that spreads throughout the Japanese-style room.
Why don’t you incorporate the Japanese-style room, which is the basis of the Japanese mind, into your life and calm the flowing time?