The tatami (畳), literally "filled", "packed", is the traditional floor covering of washitsus - Japanese living rooms - but also of temples, ... It consists of a modular arrangement of padded mats of the same name. The dimensions are standardized so that the surface of a mat has become, in Japan, the unit of measurement of surfaces (tatami or jō ( 畳)

It is also, all over the world, the floor on which Japanese martial arts are practiced, covering the entire floor of the dojo and adding suppleness to the traditional floor.


The tatamis are traditionally made with layers of rice straw superimposed and intertwined then compressed constituting the mattress, called tatami-doko, and covered with a straw mat woven in Juncus effusus ("Rush scattered" or Igusa) of high quality, called tatami-omote. The relatively strong smell of the new tatami (the straw is then green) is attenuated thereafter. The longitudinal edges are hidden by a hem that contributes to the aesthetics of the whole, called tatami-heri. Their weight varies between 25 and 30 kg. Their thickness is about 5 cm.

To sleep, the Japanese unroll their futon every night directly on the tatami and then put it back in the morning in the oshiire, thus saving space and allowing the tatami and futon to air.
Futon Design proposes classic tatamis or tatamis on feet. They can be placed directly on the floor and used as a bed or sofa or in a bed from our collection.

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