This Tatami kit comes with four standard size mats and one half mat. This four and a half mat kit is the perfect combination to achieve a nine foot by nine foot Tatami space.
No Japanese home is without a Tatami Room, which is used for a variety of purposes (eating, sleeping, watching TV). The Tatami remind the Japanese of "home" and wherever there is tatami, there is "home".
Our Tatami Mats are constructed of Japanese Rush Grass with a double layer top for extra protection. The inside is a baked Dried Rice Straw Fill for strength and durability.
Each mat is sewn with a black fabric border and bound with twine. A moisture resistant barrier is included in the foundation of the mat. Learn more about tatami mat composition here.
The kit consists of 4 standard tatami mats (each measuring 70 7/8" ( 71") X 35 3/8" x 2" high and weighing approximately 66 pounds) and one half tatami mat (35.44" long X 35.44" wide X 2" high and weighing approximately 34 pounds). Two of the most popular traditional layouts that you can achieve using this kit are shown at left.
If you are looking to use a tatami mat as a foundation for your shikifuton, please refer to our tatami size guide (pictured below) and blog on how to build a complete Japanese sleep system.
*King size futons are made by placing two Twin XL futons side by side