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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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The rooms are measured base on the number of tatami mats it can accommodate, ensuring proportionality throughout the house.
Exploiting the relatively generous 4.5m 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.
Tatami mat imports tumbled 39% from a year earlier during the Dec.
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.
His habit of using the tatami mat as a unit of measurement gives this building, like others he has designed, a human dimension.
There was no attempt on the part of either the clients or the architect to import obvious icons of Japanese tradition, like the shoji screen or tatami mat, or to establish scale and proportion by reference to them; but still the house is replete with Japanese resonances.
Matsuda said Japan would continue providing all possible assistance to Pakistan in the field of sports and to relevant industries in Pakistan and informed the POA president that a good number of tatami mats and judo costumes would be presented to Pakistan Judo Federation (PJF) early next year, on behalf of Japan Judo Federation (JJF).