The roots of Tatami lies in Nara Todaiji with National Treasures
Todaiji in Nara.
It’s a popular sightseeing spot with
of 14.7m of height and a number of national treasures.
Actually, Todaiji is deeply related to Japanese traditional culture, “Tatami”.
Existing oldest Tatami is the one Shoumu Emperor, who constructed Todaiji, used. It’s called
“Gosho no Tatami”
and is stored in Shosoin in Todaiji.
The roots of Tatami is in Todaiji.
Hokkedo, the oldest construction in Todaiji.
The view of 10 Buddha statues is impressive.
There is a Tatami space in Hokkedo where you can take off your shoes and relax while appreciating the Buddha statues.
Also, there is a small Tatami room in Nigatsudo which is famous for
and you can get inside.
It is said that the view of the city of Nara from Nigatsudo is wonderful.
Ancient capital, Nara.
Since there are a lot of places worth seeing, I recommend you to take enough time when you visit.