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3 Ways to Make Better Use of Tatami Mat in Your Room!

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3 Ways to Make Better Use of Tatami Mat in Your Room!



There are many different ways to create a unique and comfortable room in your house. If you are interested in Tatami and Japanese culture, or simply like to try new interior design, this is the right place for you! We will introduce how to transform your room to be special from ordinary with a Tatami mat from Interra USA.

Create Remote Working or Learning Space




This is a perfect way to use the Tatami mat in your room if you work or study remotely from home. We recommend this way especially for those who are comfortable using a low center/coffee table and sitting on the floor. This is actually an effective way to utilize space in your room. Compared to sitting in a chair and using the desk, you can use the floor as an extra space to put some stuff that you need but do not have space to put it on your desk while working or studying.

Click here to learn more about “How to Create Authentic Tatami room with center/coffee table and zabuton sitting mat"

Create Safe Space for Children to Play and for Parents to Take Care of Babies



Tatami mat is softer than flooring and is a good and safe material for children, especially babies who crawl. Compared to using a crib that has limited space, it is much easier for you to change the baby’s diaper in a Tatami mat so that you can use space efficiently. Just installing Tatami mats create a comfortable place for your children to play inside. Additionally, our Tatami mat is stain-resistant, and waterproof, and has excellent durability. It is easy for you to keep the Tatami room clean and safe.

More information about "our stain-resistant, and waterproof tatami mat"

Create Interactive Space to Have a Quality Time



It is a perfect place for you and your guests to spend quality time together inside of your house. You can have a meal together, enjoy tea/coffee, watch a movie together, or simply enjoy having a conversation in a relaxed and peaceful atmosphere with your guests. Tatami room provides you and your guests to have special and unique memories.

Learn more about "How to upgrade your house with Tatami"

Just installing Tatami mats in your room help to create your unique, special, and relaxing space. Now visit our website to choose your favorite Tatami mat and start room makeover!

Learn more about "Tatami Gallery"

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What is Tatami? How to Upgrade Your House with Tatami!

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What is Tatami? How to Upgrade Your House with Tatami!



Hello, everyone. The pandemic has been getting settled down compared to last year and many of you start living in a new place this year. Or some of you got bored of your room. It’s not easy to create a room where you can feel calm and rediscover yourself. But Tatami is one of the best ways to upgrade your room, and it can be used in various ways.

What is Tatami?



Tatami is a unique piece of Japanese culture, and some of you have seen it in anime and Japanese movies. Tatami has been using as bedding or substituting Tatami for carpet and flooring by people from 1300 years ago in Japan. It is mainly used in a wide range of situations such as judo, tea ceremony, yoga, and Japanese-style rooms.

Click here to learn more about “How to Arrange Tatami Mats to create Japanese-style Room”

Is It Difficult to Install Tatami in Your Room?



It is a bit difficult to install as they require detailed room dimensions. On the other hand, a tatami "mat (unit/Oki-tatami)" is easy to install because you only need to place it like a rug on the flooring. The surface is smooth and has a great texture, and you usually take off your shoes to sit on them.

Learn more about "the detail of “Oki-tatami” from Interra USA"

Make Your Living Room Japanese Modern-Style with Tatami



A calm Japanese modern style that makes you feel relaxed while being fashionable and modern. Why don’t you make your living room the place where you can relax the most? Interra USA has 5 different colors of Tatami mat and you find the one that suits your taste.

Tatami is one of the best ways to change the mood in your living room.

Click here to learn more about “coordination of popular Japanese modern living room”

Click here to learn more about "our tatami products"

You Can Create a Playground for Your Children with Tatami



Tatami is the best way to create a playground for your kids and you can spend quality time with your kids on the playground at home. It’s easy to create a playground Since The “Oki-Tatami” from Interra USA is stain-resistant, and waterproof, it has excellent durability. That’s why you can easily wipe off sweat or spilled drinks.

More information about "our stain-resistant, and waterproof tatami mat"

Add Raised Tatami-floored Seating Area in Your House with Tatami




You can sit on the steps of raised area and relax. Because the tatami space is one step higher than the flooring, you can take a nap on it or you can use the space as a bed if you lay a futon. By adding a partition such as curtains or shoji, you can create a semi-private room or use the space as you like.

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5 Tips to Create Authentic Tatami Room in Western Style House and Apartment

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Easy Ways to Perform Japanese Tatami Inspired Interior Design in Your Room


Learn more about the detail of Tatami Mats from Interra USA

For those living outside of Japan and reading this blog, how much is your interest in Tatami and Japanese-style interior design? You might face difficulties of experiencing Tatami and Japanese culture in every life although you have a huge interest in both of them. Interra USA has heard this feedback a lot and now we would like to share that by understanding 5 important keys, it is possible to make an authentic Tatami room or space in your house.

1. Choose a room where sunlight streamed through a window




Using nature is a key to use Tatami to the fullest extent. Nature brings clean air, warmth, and a relaxing atmosphere. When it comes to selecting a room, it is important to have natural light to effectively utilize the beauty of Tatami. Tatami is known for being well-ventilated and creating a comfortable and relaxing space. By adding natural light, your Tatami room will look more beautiful and natural.

2. Choose light or muted colors for the color theme of the room




For the color theme of your selected Tatami room, choose light or muted colors that suggest nature and warmth, for example, wood stain color, beige, black, and white. Also, do not choose bright, vivid, and fluorescent colors. This applies to the colors of furniture, wall, flooring, and ceiling as well. As we mentioned earlier, having a natural style is necessary to create an authentic Japanese Tatami room. Just knowing colors that perfectly fit with Tatami, you can perform the authentic beauty of Japanese traditional style in western style home or any type of home.

3. Do not place a lot of furniture and keep the room simple



Traditionally, Japanese-style houses are clean and have minimal furniture; simplicity has a real beauty. In order to enjoy the beauty of Tatami and its atmosphere, you want to utilize the space by keeping it simple and clean and having minimum furniture.

Having a Tatami room is a great idea for people who are minimalist and are interested in keeping the living space simple with fewer items.

4. Put center/coffee table and zabuton sitting mat in the room



It is normal to take off your shoes before entering a house in Japan and go barefoot in the Tatami room. Traditionally, people in Japan do daily activities like having meals by sitting down on the floor and using a low center/coffee table. Thus, just by installing two items in the western house, it helps to make the room more Japaneseish where you can enjoy Tatami and have a peaceful and relaxing time.

If you can’t find a zabuton sitting mat, the alternative items can be a sitting cushion or a floor chair.

5. Decorate the room with Ikebana flower arrangement or plant


  
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Ikebana is a traditional Japanese artwork where you add flowers and tree branches in a vase. Adding not too many flowers and tree branches and using space efficiently is considered the beauty of Ikebana. Both Tatami and Ikebana share the same concepts of keeping it simple, which create the perfect combination in the space. Just placing Ikebana or plant makes a difference in the Tatami room. Additionally, it is not that difficult to create Ikebana from your house.


Having a natural style and the atmosphere is very important to fulfill authentic Japanese style into your house. You don’t need to put a lot of them, you just need one or two Ikebana or something that preform nature.


Just keep in mind to use 5 tips, sunlight, color theme, less furniture, center table & zabuton sitting mat, and Ikebana flower arrangement! Visit our online shop to explore Tatami mats! It is time for you to take action now and have your own Tatami room in your house!

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Collaboration of Interra USA and ABE DESIGN From June Issue of Lighthouse!

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Collaboration of Interra USA and ABE DESIGN From June Issue of Lighthouse!


Hello, everyone. Interra USA is back! Have you ever heard of a local magazine called “Lighthouse”? Lighthouse is distributed to Japanese restaurants and grocery stores in some major cities in the U.S. and we believe some people might have had chances to get to know it already. It is our pleasure to announce to you that Tatami mats from Interra USA were introduced as one of the features, “Tips to improve everyday lives from Q&A” on Lighthouse which was released in June for the Seattle/Portland edition!


Read the actual article (Page 8)

This blog is written to give you a better understanding of the feature article from Lighthouse.

Tatami Mat in the U.S.?


 Interra USA has expanded the business by mainly importing Japanese building materials to the U.S. We have been working hard on sales of Tatami Mats as our new projects for half a year. You might be wondering why we sell Tatami Mats in the U.S. We discovered that there are only a few dealers who make and sell Tatami Mat in the U.S. by talking with a lot of people from Japanese carpenters, building contractors, and construction firms and hearing that they have a difficult time finding the best Tatami. Only the problem with Tatami was that it is not affordable even though there is a growing demand for it because there are a lot of Japanese people living in the U.S. especially on the West Coast. Thus, we, Interra USA, made it possible to deliver the functional and fashionable Tatami Mats which were made in Japan at Daiken Corporation to as many people as we can by utilizing regular air freight from Japan to the U.S. effectively and by keeping the expense to the minimum.

Functions of Tatami Mats


 Some people might say “I want to have Tatami in my house but I don’t know any construction firms which have Tatami” or “I want to create an atmosphere of a combination of Japanese tradition and Western modernity with doing DIY projects.” Interra USA has Tatami Mats which are easy to install in rooms even to the beginner and people who do not know architecture. Our square Tatami Mat is made from washi, Japanese traditional paper, which contains a special coating, and goes well with the Western-style rooms. Compared to the traditional Tatami which is made from rush, our Tatami is durable enough to resist any damage, scratch, mold, and fading by coating washi paper as a process of making Tatami. It is very thin, approximately 12-13mm / 0.5 inch, and has slip-resistant on the back which makes it easy to change the atmosphere of a room by simply placing it over the original flooring. Additionally, compared to the traditional Tatami which requires some work to install due to its size of 55mm / 2.2inch, you can do DIY with Tatami as an alternative to the flooring since the thickness of our Tatami is very close to typical flooring. It is useful for those who want to change their entire flooring with Tatami.

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Patterns and Colors for Tatami Mats


 For Tatami Mats, there are 4 patterns and you can pick your preferred color for the specific pattern you choose. In total, there are 18 different types of Tatami Mats from Interra USA. You can create a great and comfortable ambiance to your room through our different varieties of Tatami Mats by selecting your favorite color. You can find lists of colors and images of patterns below.

You can purchase our Tatami Mats from the website! As of June, we have standing stocks of 5 different colors’ Tatami Mats. We offer free shipping for a customer who purchases a product and delivers it within the U.S. now.

Click this link to explore our great products on the website!

Some colors/patterns of Tatami Mats are not available on the Website, so feel free to ask us anything through the email which is listed at the bottom of the blog so that we can place an order for you.

Collaboration with ABE DESIGN on Interior Design


 
It is our pleasure to announce a wonderful opportunity to collaborate with ABE DESIGN. We would like to introduce Mr. Hiroki Abe, a professional architectural designer and principal from ABE DESIGN based in Portland, Oregon since 2014. We would like to ask you to go check the feature article of ABE DESIGN in Lighthouse. Most importantly, we are happy to tell you that Mr. Abe did interior design by using our Tatami Mats! The design is stylish and expresses the combination of Japanese tradition and Western modernity nicely, which will be a helpful design and resource for Tatami in regular housing as well as a shopping complex. Feel free to reach out to ABE DESIGN, not Interra USA, about any questions about interior construction using this design with Tatami.

Click here to learn about ABE DESIGN more on their website!

These are 3 types of Tatami Mats that were used for the interior design.↓↓



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Pattern: Saien Sparkle / Color: Black Ink/font>
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 Pattern: Seiryu / Color: Silver Green/font>
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Although some Tatami which is used for illumination are not distributed to the public for purchase, it will be a wonderful opportunity for you to create your original interior design items by reaching out to ABE DESIGN. Please enjoy reading our feature article in Lighthouse if you have the printed version on your hands by any chance. Interra USA is able to ship products across the U.S. If you’re interested in purchasing our products, or have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us! We are happy to hear from you!



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Interra USA × ABE DESIGNコラボ企画!Lighthouse6月号

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Interra USA×ABE DESIGNコラボ企画!Lighthouse6月号


皆さん、現地情報誌「ライトハウス(Lighthouse)」はご存知ですか?
アメリカの数都市に配布されており、日系のレストランやスーパーなどに置かれ愛読されている方も多くいらっしゃると思います。実は、今月号にあたるシアトル/ポートランド版6月号「Q&Aで分かる、暮らしアップデート術」にInterra USAの畳材が紹介されました!


実際の記事を読む (8ページ目)

今回はLighthouse掲載記事をより深く理解頂くための内容となっております。

アメリカで畳?


 Interra USAは主に日系の建築資材を輸入し販売展開する会社で、この度新たなプロジェクトとして半年ほど前から畳材の販売に力を入れてきました。なぜ米国で畳を?と思われる方もいるでしょうが、実際様々な日系ビルダーや工務店の方々とお話をしていくなかでアメリカ国内で畳を作っている業者さんがとても少なく困っているという話を良く耳にします。特に西海岸は日本人が多く住んでおり、畳の需要は実は少なくないが、安くもない!というのが今までの問題点だったようです。
私どもInterra USAは定期的な輸入便を効率的に活用することで費用を最小限に抑え、Made in Japanで意匠性と性能もトップクラスに高い大建工業製品の畳をできるだけ多くの皆様にお届けすることを可能にしました。

どんな畳なの?


 「自分の家にも畳が欲しいけど、日系の工務店さんを知らない」、「DIYで和モダンな雰囲気を表現したい!」という建築の知識がない一般の方でも簡単に施工が可能な畳を扱っております!洋風のお部屋にもバッチリと合うようなシックな正方形で、特殊コーティングを施した和紙で作られた畳となっています。コーティングを施すことによって従来のイ草で作られた畳に比べ傷やカビ、色褪せなどに非常に強い作りです。また、厚さも12-13ミリと薄型で、裏面にノンスリップ加工がしてあるので現状のフローリングの上に置くだけで部屋の雰囲気が様変わりです。置くだけでなくしっかり畳を敷き詰めたいという方も、従来の畳であれば厚みが55ミリほどあるので床下を下げなければいけないところ、一般流通しているフローリングと近い厚みとなっているためフローリングの変わりとしてDIYが可能となっています。

もっとこの畳の性能について詳しく


柄と色の種類


 気になる柄と色の種類ですが、柄は4種類/色の組み合わせを含めると全18種類になります。様々なバリエーションを揃えているので、どんなお部屋でも好みの色と合わせて素敵な空間をご提供することが可能です。

6月現在では5種類の色を常備在庫しており、下記サイトより早速お買い求め頂けます。
全米どこでも配送料無料キャンペーンを実施中です(今だけ)!!

今すぐオンラインショップを確認!

他の色柄については今現在取り寄せになりますが気軽に下記infoメールよりお問い合わせ頂ければと思います。

ABE DESIGNとのインテリアデザイン企画!


 2014年よりオレゴン州ポートランドで建築デザイナーとして活躍されている阿部洋樹さん。自身が代表を務めるABE DESIGNと今回Interra USAがコラボを行いました!ABE DESIGNさんのLighthouse記事もInterra USAの上に掲載されているので是非チェックして貰いたいのですが、なにより私たちが扱う畳材を使ったインテリアをデザイン頂きました!和モダンでスタイリッシュ、一般戸建て住宅だけでなく商業施設での畳材の扱いの参考になるようなデザインですよね。Interra USAはあくまで物販会社ですので、こういった畳表などを活用した内装工事のご相談がある場合は是非ABE DESIGNさんにご連絡してみてください。

ABE DESIGNさんのホームページはこちら

今回インテリアデザインに使用された畳表の柄はこちら↓↓


 柄: Sazanami 色: White Brown
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 柄: Saien Sparkle 色: Black Ink
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 柄: Seiryu 色: Silver Green
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照明などに使われている畳表は一般には流通しておりませんが、ABE DESIGNさんを通して畳インテリアをご相談のうえ自分だけのアイテムを作るのも面白いかと思います!それではLighthouseを見かけた際は誌面でもお楽しみください。Seattle/Portlandだけでなく、Interra USAは全米での配送にも対応しておりますので、興味のある方はお気軽にお問い合わせください。



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3 tips of arranging sofa on tatami mat room

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The coordination that creates a fashionable modern Japanese style


Sofas will match with the Japanese tatami rooms depending on coordination, even most people think that the sofas are usually used for western-style houses. Nowadays, people prefer relaxing on the sofa rather than sitting on the zabuton, Japanese cushion, or the zaisu, Japanese chair, placed on the tatami room.

Although, you have to be careful when choosing the design. Please use this as a tip to choose the best sofa in your tatami room, and make the space cozy and comfortable.

Check tatami mats advantages and disadvantage in the previous post


The way of choosing sofa when placing on a tatami mat


1. Choose a low seating design



https://tabroom.jp/sofa/2-seater-sofa/itm0003341/

The Japanese-style room is a space created in the traditional "floor seat" culture.
From ancient times, people have lived from a low perspective, admiring the vases displayed between the alcove and looking at the landscape of the garden from the ground window.
Nowadays, Japanese-style rooms, which are connected to the living room and Western-style rooms, are also commonly seen. Many people may prefer a modern Japanese atmosphere rather than a purely Japanese style. However, the feeling of a floor seat carved in the long history is natural for many Japanese people.

When choosing a sofa, the one with a low seating surface and a low overall height will blend into space without any discomfort.

2. Be aware of the interior composition of the entire space




A Japanese taste is easier to make a high-quality impression than a Western taste since it naturally harmonizes with space if you want to arrange the tatami mats. When in doubt, it is recommended to choose natural materials such as wood, rattan frames, and upholstered seats.



If you have a Japanese-style room that is continuous with the living room, or if you have a modern space with tatami mats, you can try using materials such as leather and irons. However, the trick is to incorporate points to the extent that you do not overdo them.

Learn more about Japanese modern living room


Try not to damage tatami mats


It is important to be careful not to damage the tatami mats when placing, not just the sofa, but all types of furniture on them. If you drag it, it will be scratched of course. In addition, tatami mats are softer than flooring, so even if you put furniture, it may be partially dented. The load is concentrated for the thin legs, so it is recommended to use thick legs or a design that is supported by a surface. It is also effective to lay rugs and mats, but be careful not to let the tatami mats grow mold due to moisture buildup.



Also, if you are in a situation where you can choose a new tatami mat, new construction alike, I recommend using a tatami mat made of Japanese paper. In addition to being stronger and less likely to be scratched than rush tatami mats, it also has the advantages of being "resistant to water," "difficult to discolor," and "less likely to cause mold and mites." There are plenty of color variations, so check it out if you want a modern Japanese-style room.

More information about Japanese paper tatami mat??




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Tatami Gallery - Interra USA -

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Tatami Gallery is now available on our webpage!



We have made a new page on our online shop!
You can now able to check the tatami gallery for our products.

Before moving on to the gallery page, let me briefly explain the selection.
We have 4 patterns with a total of 18 colors of tatami mats.


Patterns:


Saien -Sparkle-



Beautiful lightning through the warps. Luxury texture “Saien Sparkle”
Three color variations.

Sazanami



Matches with the western-style room. Feature of modern pattern “Sazanami”
Three color variations.

Seiryu



Most popular for non-edge tatami mats. Best with Japanese traditional room “Seiryu”
Six color variations.

Saien



Using two different colors for the wefts. Colorful “Saien”
Six color variations.

There are various choices for your room to fit the best!
Expand your imagination and choose the one online.
Absolutely Made in Japan with genuine quality.

↓↓↓↓↓Click below to the gallery page↓↓↓↓↓


https://shop.interra-usa.com/pages/gallery


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Coordination of popular Japanese modern living room

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Coordination of popular Japanese modern living room



What kind of coordination is "Japanese modern" that combines Japanese and modern?


A calm Japanese modern style that makes you feel relaxed while being fashionable and modern. The Japanese modern style is a popular style in domestic culture that creates a feeling of relaxation peculiar to Japan.
How can we incorporate such Japanese modernity into the living room?
In the first place, Japanese modern is a style that combines the elements of traditional Japanese living and the elements of "modern", which is a contemporary design. Although, there is no clear definition.

The essence of Japanese can be strengthened by laying out simple modern furniture based on fittings that make use of the original texture of wood and incorporating Japanese items such as tatami mats, shoji doors, and Japanese textiles.
Japanese-style modern is popular not only for people who have lived in a house with a Japanese-style room, but also for relaxing both physically and mentally while feeling nostalgia, and is attracting attention from foreigners as a novel and stylish space.
I would like to propose a Japanese lifestyle that suits the modern tips with some examples.

The tips of how to create a Japanese modern living room



Even if we say “Japanese modern”, there are plenty of variations that exist.
One example is the combination of using dark brown furniture and white walls. On the other hand, by using the lighter color of beige for the furniture, the room’s impression will be natural taste. With this said, the balance between “Japanese” and “Modern” will slightly change the impression.

Let’s try to decide whether you would like to make your room a natural expression by using white wood or literary contrast (or even the middle). If using matcha color or some pale colors, it will become more like Japanese style.

In addition, adding tatami mats, lights that are covered with washi (Japanese paper) or any sort of Japanese furniture will make it more authentic.

When creating a Japanese style, the texture of each material will be also important. Try not to use plastic or artificial but natural wooden materials.

Let’s see some examples below.

Example of Japanese modern style living room



You can arrange the style by using monotones of white and black and a combination of a low table with tatami mats. It is very popular to put the sofa in the current living room, but the traditional Japanese style was sitting on the floor.


It will become a more natural taste if you arrange some wooden shelf and grid. Wooden grid was often used in traditional Japanese housing for daylighting and ventilation, blindfold. Those kinds of designs will make your room more like Japanese.

Do not forget to arrange some greens in your room as well. Not just using the plants but also “bonsai” or any sort of Japanese plants will definitely express the room more authentic.

Why don’t you start arranging some small Japanese interior at first to see how cozy you feel?



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Raised Tatami-floored Seating Area - Interra USA, Inc.

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Add Raised Tatami-floored Seating Area to Make the Room Stylish and Comfortable



For those who want to create a Japanese-style room at home, we recommend the raised tatami-floored seating area. By introducing the tatami space, you can make your room stylish and comfortable. However, some people would think, "I want to know what is attractive about the raised tatami-floored seating area and what are the concerns."

Therefore, this time I will introduce the advantages and disadvantages of the raised tatami-floored seating area.

What is raised tatami-floored seating area?


At first, raised tatami-floor seating area is a space such as a living room with a step to lay tatami mats. Incorporating Japanese and Western-styles into the same space creates a modern Japanese atmosphere and creates a fashionable space.


Advantages and disadvantages of the raised tatami-floored seating area


Let's take a look at the advantages and disadvantages of the raised tatami-floored seating area.


Advantage


1. Can make a stored place under the tatami area.
You can create storage space in the stepped part of the raised tatami-floored seating area.
It is difficult to create storage space without making the room smaller, but if you can secure the height of the tatami area, you can increase the storage space.

2. Sit down and relax on the step
One of the advantages is that you can sit on the steps of raised area and relax. When you relax in a Japanese-style room, you have the image of sitting firmly on the floor, but if you have a raised tatami area, you can easily sit down and relax. Instead of a sofa, you can sit on a tatami mat and watch TV.

3. The room will become sharp and three-dimensional
By introducing the raised tatami-floor seating area, the room will become sharpened and become a three-dimensional space.

4. Can be used as a bed
The tatami space is one step higher than the flooring, so you can use the space as a bed if you lay a futon.

5. It can be made into a semi-private room by adding a partition
It is possible to make a semi-private room by partitioning it with curtains or shoji (障子) screens. It can be used as a nap space for children, as a reception room for customers, or as a bedroom.



Disadvantage


1. Steps can also be a risk
For families who have children, small steps can be useful but also risky. There is a risk that the child may step off and get injured while playing in the step space.

2. The introduction of raised tatami-floor seating area may make you feel the room smaller
When introducing raised tatami-floor seating area, a low ceiling can put pressure on the entire room and make it feel small. It is necessary to consider the balance between the height of the ceiling and the height of the tatami area in advance.

3. Limiting the space for furniture
If you introduce a raised tatami space, the area for the furniture will be limited accordingly.

4. Not suitable for barrier-free
Barrier-free is to create a comfortable environment for the elderly and people with disabilities as much as possible by eliminating steps and adding handrails.


Conclusion


This time, I have introduced the advantages and disadvantages of and the raised tatami-floored seating area.

Certainly, there are disadvantages, but there are many advantages such as more storage, a modern Japanese atmosphere in the room, and a sofa that can be used instead.

Why don't you consider introducing a raised tatami-floored seating area to your home?



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What is Wabi-Sabi?


An easy-to-understand explanation of the aesthetic sense unique to Japanese people.

1. In the first place, what is Wabi-Sabi?
1.1 Meaning of Wabi
1.2 Meaning of Sabi
2. How to use Wabi-Sabi
2.1 When do you use "Wabi-Sabi"?
3. Wabi-Sabi spreading to the world


Tea utensils that feel simple. The beauty you feel when you see the garden surrounded by silence. Japanese people tend to use the word "Wabi-Sabi" to describe it. This "Wabi-sabi" can be imagined as Japanese, but most people honestly don't know what it means. This time, I investigated the origin of "Wabi-sabi" and its relationship with the tea ceremony and Japanese garden.

1. In the first place, what is Wabi-Sabi?




Wabi-sabi is a uniquely Japanese aesthetic sense. For example, it is an image of one noun that is good for being simple and quiet and imperfect, but in reality, it is a combination of two nouns, Wabi and Sabi. Each one seems to have a different meaning. First, let's look at each meaning.


1.1 Meaning of Wabi
Wabi is written as "侘び" and is a noun form of the verb "わぶ". Originally, it meant "sadness and annoyance that I couldn't think of". Since the Muromachi period, my own disappointment and poverty (who seems to be suffering from a significant shortage of money and goods) have come to have a positive meaning and content to accept the situation that is not what I want and to actively try to settle down.

It's a word that expresses the spiritual abundance of trying to enjoy the situation without pessimism.

1.2 Meaning of Sabi
Sabi is written as "寂び" and is a noun form of the verb "さぶ". According to the "Japanese Ancient Dictionary", it is described as "one of the typical beauty of Japanese classical art. A combination of astringency as a phenomenon and loneliness related to Beauty. Against the background of unconventional and lonely feelings, it was valued across genres such as Japanese poems, verbs, and tea." To put it a little more simply, this is "the feeling of oldness, tranquility, and withered things."

Unlike Wabi, which expresses spirituality, Sabi seems to be a concept that regards the change in which the inner essence appears superficially as beauty.

After that, the aesthetic sense of "Wabi-sabi" spreads in connection with the Zen Buddhism that was introduced from China. Since the Muromachi period, the idea of ​​seeking the essence of Zen Buddhism has spread to samurai and intellectuals and has had a cultural impact, such as the dry landscape garden, which expresses the flow of water with stones and sand crests.


2. How to use Wabi-Sabi


Now that I understand the meanings of Wabi and Sabi, let's see how to use them.


2.1 When do you use "Wabi-Sabi"?



- When it comes to old buildings, the decoration of wooden parts has pain and blue-green rust that can be made of copper. When expressing it, people say, "This temple surrounded by tranquility has no gorgeous decoration, but it feels like Wabi-Sabi."

- When people see the moss growing on the stone, "Tsukubai", people think about not only the beauty of greenery but also the time it takes for it to grow. And some people will feel a sense of stability due to the characteristics of stones that do not change even after decades. In such a case, it is expressed as "I feel Wabi-Sabi from this stone, and when I look at it, my heart calms down."

- Imagine the fragility of the autumn leaves, the loneliness of the remaining branches, and the harshness of the coming winter. And people say, "I feel Wabi-sabi of the luster on the autumn leaves and the fallen leaves."

As mentioned above, Wabi-Sabi seems to be used when one's emotions sway quietly concerning an event or space.


3. Wabi-Sabi spreading to the world




The word "Wabi-sabi" is also understood in English by Wabi-Sabi. It is often used by foreign visitors as a synonym for words when tourists express Japan or when introducing Japanese culture overseas. Lastly, I would like to introduce the people who spread "Wabi-sabi" and "Zen" to the world.

The first is Tenshin Okakura, a Japanese scholar. In "The Book of Tea (茶の本)", introduces the spirituality of the Japanese people as well as their relationship with "Zen" and Taoism.

The second is Bernard Leach, a potter who was also involved in the Japanese folk art movement. He describes Wabi-Sabi in his book, "The Unknown Craftsman: A Japanese Insight into Beauty (柳宗悦評論集)."

Next is a writer/editor named Leonard Koren. In his book "Wabi-Sabi for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers (わびさびを読み解く)", he described the unclear sense of "Wabi-sabi" is a modern style called modernism. He published a book that tried to verbalize it by comparing it with ideas.

Lastly, I would like to introduce Steve Jobs, one of the founders of Apple Inc. in the United States. He is devoted to "Zen" and looks up to a priest of the Soto sect as his teacher. The products he made are extremely sophisticated and strongly influenced by "Zen". His devotion was described in Steve Jobs (written by Walter Isaacson) and others, and his spirituality was transmitted to the world.


In this way, the concept of "Wabi-sabi" became the aesthetic sense of Japan and spread throughout the world!

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