Japanese heritage tatami mat edges with 1,300 years of history and tradition, through the ages
KU-ZEN takes on the new lease of life


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“Tatami edging” is a Japanese heritage craft with a history of 1300 years, but as you may know, with the passage of time, tatami mats and their edges are on a decline nationwide, and are currently facing commercial struggles.

At Ku-zen, we have a strong desire for the youth and children of the future to once again choose rooms with tatami mats in their living spaces, and to inherit the tradition of Japanese tatami edging.

There are 29 types of Komon, traditional small patterns, that have been handed down from ancient times as recorded in the Kojiki, the oldest extant chronicle in Japan. We have chosen four patterns with profound meanings and auspicious implications: “Hemp leaf,” “Checkered,” “Seven treasures,” and “Seigaiha (Blue ocean wave),” as motifs. We are gradually increasing the number of items that will be useful in the lives of people living now and in the future. We hope that you will take a look at our durable and easy-to-use tatami edging products and consider purchasing them. Please take a look.

Traditional Japanese patterns