Sekisui’s <MIGUSA> are original Sekisui Seikei tatami mats that have taken Japan’s traditional tatami mats and harmonized them into modern lifestyles.
As easy to handle as rugs and carpets, they provide a method of enjoying lifestyles that involve sitting on the floor in Japan’s traditional manner. Using unique resin as the base material, these tatami mats are gentle on the body, durable and take the environment into account by not emitting any toxic substances when incinerated. They have been designed to last for long periods of time, and are perfect for use in living rooms, dining rooms and bedrooms.
Tatami mats are a unique part of Japan’s culture, and they have been passed down through the ages as floor coverings that perfectly match the conditions prevalent throughout the four seasons in Japan. The history of tatami dates back to the Kojiki (Record of Ancient Matters; Japan’s oldest historical record), and it is presumed that floor coverings processed from straw were used at that time. The current custom of covering an entire room with tatami mats first appeared during the Muromachi Era, and kneeling on the floor became popular in accordance with the spread of tea houses.
The recent popularity of adopting European or American lifestyles in Japan is resulting in it being rare to come across Japanese-style rooms. However, the custom of placing thin tatami mats on top of wooden flooring, as was common during the Heian Era, is gradually being revived.
The upper surface of tatami mats (goza) uses woven rushes, which is sponge-like and springy in consistency and produces a special texture that produces a pleasant sensation when it comes into contact with skin. It absorbs moisture, making it most suitable for high-temperature, high-humidity Japanese climate which has cool summer and warm winter.
It is our hope that the comfort of Japan’s traditional tatami mats can also be enjoyed in modern-day homes. The quest that Sekisui set for itself has been to provide tatami mats that are gentle on the skin, comfortable, safe, and that anybody can enjoy. In addition to the conventional comfort that tatami mats provide, Sekisui’s MIGUSA are modern tatami mats with superior levels of functionality in such areas as durability, safety and broad-ranging color patterns.
Sekisui’s MIGUSA tatami mats are thin and come in 83cm squares. The atmosphere of tatami rooms can be enjoyed simply by laying out the mats on top of wooden flooring in the same way as rugs and carpets.
A wide range of weave patterns and color variations exceeding forty different colors are available to match up to modern interiors. The broad range of weave patterns and colors that transcend the original concepts of tatami mats will brighten your life and enable you to establish your own sense of independence. We hope you will enjoy the soothing effects of tatami mats in all areas of the house, including the living room, the dining room and the bedroom.
A wide range of color variations, from traditional colors through to modern colors, are available.
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Izumo; the place where all deities are said to gather. Izumo Taisha Shrine is one of the most famous shrines in Japan. The construction of Izumo Taisha is listed in Japan’s oldest historical record, the Kojiki (Record of Ancient Matters), and it is an ancient shrine boasting the history that dates back over more than 1,500 years. Sekisui MIGUSA tatami mats, which provide an arrangement of Japan’s traditional flooring mats in a modern style, are manufactured in Izumo City, Shimane Prefecture, a city in which the old coexists with the new.
Our top-quality products are sent out from Japan, where all processes involved in manufacture, from the procurement of raw materials through to production and shipping, are carried out in-house.
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