A cherished Japanese tradition, "Tatami"
The history of tatami is very of long, with those similar to the present-day version having already been used 1300 years ago. When it comes to tatami, the smell of soft rush, the texture, the calming atmosphere...it has been an indispensible part of Japanese life up until now. Through this experience, we hope you too can feel a part of that history yourself♪
Your very own tatami mat, made together with a craftsman♪
Long ago, tatami was weaved by hand. With advancements in the current age, the process has shifted to primarily using dedicated machines, but even today, craftsmanship remains an important factor. To make the mini tatami, we will use those age old techniques to have you make your very own, one-of-a-kind tatami mat!
A bit of enjoyment after the course♪
Let's have tea time on top of your newly made tatami mat! We'll have tea and Japanese sweets that fit the season♪
Spend some special time on your handmade tatami♪
Proudly bring it back as a souvenir!
Certainly please make use of your tatami mat at home. You could use it as a decorative platform for accessories or use it to serve tea to guests. How you use it is up to you!
A guesthouse close to Kansai Airport
Situated right next door to the workshop is the jointly-run, full tatami, wood construction guesthouse, Fujitatami. On weekends, the cafe, Osakajo, is also open for business! Take a break here after the course, stop by in between your travel, or stay before an early morning or late night flight. This cozy, tatami-scented space is awaiting your arrival♪