Product Description : Why is it so EXPENSIVE?
General Product Information
Mini Tatami mats are handmade by skilled Kyoto Tatami craftsmen. The unique aroma of Tatami has various effects such as relaxing and stress-relieving, and you can feel healing just by smelling it!
It can be used for various purposes, such as a place for small items in the living room, a decorative stand for interior decorations, or a place for keys at the entrance.
Why don't you feel healing with mini Tatami mats?
When did these crafts start to craft?：1200 years ago / 800AD / Heian period in Japan
Tatami was treated as a sign of power by the nobility. The thickness of the tatami, the color of the edges, and the pattern differed depending on the class of the person using it. Later, with the development of the tea ceremony, tatami spread to the masses and became popular. Such historical tatami can be found in shrines, temples, and various buildings throughout entire Japan land.
Yoshihisa Fujii / Fujii Tatami
A craftsman who has been making Kyoto tatami since 1868 in Kyoto Prefecture. It has been 17 years since he took over the business as the 6th generation and he put his efforts to promote tatami culture. In addition to the tatami used in Japanese houses, the company also produces mini-tatami mats, bags, and other products that fit easily into modern lifestyles.
"There is nothing more important than doing a careful job."
I feel most gratified and rewarded when customers say "Thank you for making / cleaning my tatami mats" after doing a careful job with the customer's best interest in mind.
Your Contribution to Craftsman
Due to the market structure (link for full articles are attached bottom), craftsman have not known who the customer is and how customer reacts to their work. We made a “Message to Craftsman” box at purchase page. We will deliver all message to every craftsman. Our review will be also shared to craftsman so please leave your comment and evaluation on review section!
Income for Craftsman: Craftsman get only less than 10% of selling price?
As written above, craftsman have not controlled last phase of sales channel that resulting in selling price is set by third-party without craftsman’s recognition. There are some cases that only less than 10% of selling price is given to craftsman. We promise with our customer / craftsman that we offer the fair trade with craftsmen in our contract!
We made an article about above problem and our challenge. Please have a read from below link.
Current state of the Crafts Market / Benefits brought by Suigenkyo
Material & Caution
Each piece is handmade, so there are individual differences even in the same series. We hope that you will understand the change by handmade.
Please note that it will take about a month for delivery if we do not have the item in stock.