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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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5% to 292 tons, while those of tatami rushes decreased 65.
The four opposing views were filed by tatami importers.
4th race: 1 Between the Sheets (B) (Fahad Ahmed Khalil Ali, Talal Al Alawi, Gerald Avranche); 2 Kyoma Tatami (Al Montasir, A Smith, Cristian Quiles); 3 Luvly Jubbly (Shaikh Hamad bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Khalifa, A Smith, Gary Hind); 4 Role Model (Al Nasseriyeh, A Smith, Andrew Elliott).
The government separately unveiled a batch of reactionary public opinions to those unveiled in June, including 2,136 letters from importers, retailers and Chinese producers against limiting imports of rushes used for tatami mats.
The steel plates have the rich tone and silky texture of Hermes leather, and are attached to both sides of the structural frame with 15mm spaces between them to create a geometry very similar to that of a tatami matted floor.
China said Thursday it will slap a 100% tariff on Japanese automobiles, mobile phones and air conditioners, effective Friday in retaliation for ''safeguard'' emergency curbs that Japan imposed in April on imports, mainly from China, of stone leeks, shiitake mushrooms and rushes for tatami mats.
The companies said they did not know half-finished rush mats had been classified as rushes used in tatami mats.
The Japanese government has begun assessing the impact of surging imports of three kinds of plants -- stone leeks, shiitake mushrooms and rushes for use in tatami mats -- on the domestic market with a view to invoking restriction measures under the World Trade Organization (WTO).
Kyoma Tatami, owned by Al Montasir, trained by Alan Smith and to be ridden by Paul Smith, holds an edge over Happy Vally and Mawhouba in the race for locally bred horses which carries a cash prize of BD1,000 and to be run over 1,800 metres, starting at 4.
While a tatami room and a room for a child occupy the eastern portion of the first floor plan, dining, cooking and recreation spaces flow into one another unhindered by vertical partitions.
On April 23, Japan imposed temporary import curbs on stone leeks, shiitake mushrooms and rushes for tatami mats, most of which come from China.
The intra-LDP group, headed by Shoichi Nakagawa, a member of the lower house of the Diet, adopted the resolution following China's announcement Thursday of 100% tariffs on Japanese automobiles, mobile phones and air conditioners, effective Friday, in retaliation against Japan's emergency import restrictions in April on stone leeks, shiitake mushrooms and tatami rushes, mostly from China.