Tatami was originally a luxury mat for Japanese nobility. As the architectural style of aristocratic residences was mainly wooden, the Tatami was highly appreciated as favorable seating. As the architectural style of homes developed, the Tatami have been popularized its uses for bedding and flooring to the living of general public. In this way, as a reason taken root in Japan and widely loved by people for many years, Tatami offers good texture, unique elasticity, and has excellent moisture absorbing and discharging functions made by weaving natural rush grass called Igusa. A recent study has found that the scent of Igusa as an effect aromatherapy. We would like not only Japanese but people throughout the world to try our Tatami that has such excellent features. igusa-mono was developed as a new stylish Tatami blended into overseas living spaces. For example, STYLE. By modifying from rectangular shape to square-cut, it can be used not only spreading to the whole room but also making Tatami spaces to the part of living room. Tatami is a mat, which is rarely different from a carpet, to fit all kinds of rooms with atmosphere. igusa-mono continues to evolve various styles to let many foreigners know more about fabulousness of Tatami.
"In Japan, the culture is to take our shoes off upon entering our home. Even though we generally put on slippers at the entrance, we remove them upon entering a Tatami room and keep our feet bare or use socks. As a result, we can keep much cleaner spaces than that of carpets. Luxurious living is not only to live in a room containing luxury furniture. Relaxation spaces always should be clean and pleasant places. We believe that reflecting such desires to make our residence luxurious and clean effects positive daily living. For example, what would you think if our baby's playing place is on dirty carpets or tiles? Tatami has a great power as a material that makes the living space more comfortable and produces more pleasant lives. "
Why do Japanese people like Tatami? As one of the reasons, they usually answer "feel relax when entering into Tatami room." This is not just simply from friendly and nostalgic emotion for the Japanese old fashioned residence. First, it is said that the fragrance of Igusa, one of the Tatami's feature, has an effect of bringing relaxation. Second, Igusa is hydroscopic; absorbing moisture during periods of high humidity and naturally discharging the moisture when the air is dry. Third, Igusa helps to clean the air by absorbing nitrogen dioxide and formaldehyde in the air. While we offer natural material Tatami having such lots of advantages in igusa-mono series, we offer high functional new material Tatami. New material Tatami retaining Igusa's texture is made from polypropylene with superior durability and calcium with good absorption and kept up its beauty and strength. This product can be used in more similar sense with carpets because it is scratch resistant even topped tables and chairs on it.