Traditional manufacturing methods
from its creation in 1889 to the present day.

Rice straw tatami developed
from Japanese know-how

Manufacturing of tatami mats respecting
health and the environment

The contact with nature
gives us a feeling of well-being.

A word by Waraku Co., Ltd. President

Tatami was born from the know-how of the Japanese people 1,000 years ago, at the beginning of the 11th century. Rice straw, a byproduct of rice cultivation, was aligned vertically and horizontally, sewn together and reinforced with thread. The surface was covered with a tatami made of woven rush-grass, decorated with fabric or other tatami edges and sewn with thread. The traditional method of sewing with thread has been passed down to the present day. Tatami developed with changes in Japanese culture (tea ceremony, flower arranging) and in people’s lives where it was incorporated into homes and all kinds of buildings until today. We are convinced that the reason it has been used for so long is that it has many excellent properties, including insulation, elasticity and durability thanks to natural materials.
At our company, we have improved our manufacturing machinery so that we can manufacture tatami mats to half the original thickness (6 cm), and in order to maintain durability even if they are thin, we have devised the internal structure and materials used to make rice straw tatami mats. We have developed the lightest tatami mat, which has standard dimensions of 85cm x 85cm, thickness 3cm, and weight 7.5kg, and can be moved and stored by anyone
We named it “Waraku Tatami®” so that everyone can enjoy it with complete serenity.
With the rise of tatami made from artificial materials, this product was born from the desire to pass on to future generations an authentic tatami made from rice straw.
We hope that you will enjoy the sensations offered by real tatami mats, which are used by the Japanese in everyday life and also in Japanese arts practice scenes.

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