Tatami rooms for tea, poetry, and living your best life
Tatami rooms, also known as washitsu, are Japanese rooms with woven straw tatami mats for flooring. They were originally used by wealthy home owners as study rooms but are now used as both reception and living rooms. While these rooms are rooted in long held tradition, they are still much beloved in Japan and can be experienced in homes, tea houses, temples, and villas.
In a tatami room, you will typically find sliding doors or shoji, wooden transoms, recessed alcoves, or built-in wall shelving. A variety of ceilings can be used, ranging from simple to opulent, depending on the style of the building. Furnishings for the rooms vary according to the use, and include low tables, desks, partitions, cushions, and futons.
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