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Tatami

A thick straw floor mat in a Japanese house covered with finely woven reeds and bound with plain or decorated bands of silk, cotton, or hemp; its size of 3 feet by 6 feet is used as a standard unit of measurement.

tatami

A thick straw mat serving as floor covering in the Japanese house. Used as standard unit of floor area, approx. 3 ft by 6 ft (1 m by 2 m).
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All the works of the 11 invited artists were exhibited throughout the festival, on the tatami mat of a traditional house in the city of Sasama and then, the following month, were moved to the characteristic Verkehr Shimizu Port Terminal Museum in the city of Shizuoka at the foot of famous Mount Fuji.
5m ceiling height of the lower floor, KDa proposed a raised island of tatami mats, fitted out in traditional style with cushions and low tables to allow improptu meetings and group work.
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High-level negotiations in December last year were required to solve a bilateral trade dispute that flared up in April after Japan slapped a 200-day curb on imports of three Chinese agricultural products -- stone leeks, shiitake mushrooms and tatami mat reeds.
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Baral and Lynne Czamanske, product development manager of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, raved about Bahari's set of four handmade chopsticks and rests rolled in a tatami mat carrying case.
The main living quarters face on to this courtyard as does a tea ceremony room, with traditional tatami mat floor, that also functions as a guest bedroom.
It's a blend of a traditional tatami mat look with Western style sophistication," she added.
A sofa called the Tatami Lounge recalls cushions on a tatami mat in a typical Japanese home.
5 Crafts Workshop with tatami mat floors and shoji screens evoking traditional Japanese architecture.
In traditional manner, the tatami mat is the unit of measurement.