9/24 is “Autumn tatami day” The tatami, a Japanese culture boosts to the world, and its development
“I need the tatami room if I build my home.”
Most Japanese people think like that.
Though the lifestyle in Japan, like eating habits and residences, has become Westernized, most people have said the tatami is the best if they lie down.
They have made their history with the tatami, the Japanese original culture that is cool in the summer and warm in the winter, as the luxurious relaxation item.
“Kojiki (Japan’s oldest historical record)” was recorded in A.D.712, and amazingly, we can see descriptions about the tatami in it.
The tatami was just piled straws at that time, and in Japan, a country of rice cropping, it was very standard to use the tatami as the rug.
Because of the climate of high-temperature and humidity in the summer, the rush grass has been used as the raw material after that time, and recently, it has been developed more; there is “Japanese paper tatami”, using “machine made Japanese paper”, that is stronger and healthier, on the surface of the tatami.
9/24 is “Autumn tatami day” to wish that “using the tatami carefully and cleanly forever”.
“Japanese room”, that has beautiful tatami floor, is also popular for tourists from abroad, and it should be the gladly and proudly thing for Japanese people that it is being recognized as a grace of Japan.
We want to spread charms of the tatami to the world.
Why don’t you use the tatami, that is good for babies to older people?
Source of photos;https://www.daiken.jp/product/lp/tatami.html