Since I have moved overseas, I have missed tatami mattress.
Most of Japanese house had this mattress.
The smell is nice also it’s really comfortable to lie down on it.
However, many foreigners are interested in tatami because straw mattress is unusual idea at overseas.
The tatami is not only for interior, but also superior material has many useful function,
that matches with Japanese climate since old time.
Japanese traditional tatami was tool of showing grades in Nara era .
It had been important flooring material and been becoming popular for general people since Edo Era.
Tatami mat has humidity control and insulation effect.
Moreover, there are a soundproofing effect and the air cleanliness effect too.
After World War II, a house having a Japanese-style room are decreased.
In this way, movement to revalue of tatami mattress
as a flooring material comes out again internationally.
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