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ta·ta·mi

 (tä-tä′mē, tə-)
n. pl. tatami or ta·ta·mis
Straw matting used as a floor covering especially in a Japanese house.

[Japanese.]

tatami

(təˈtɑːmɪ; tæˈtæmɪ)
n, pl -mi or -mis
(Furniture) a thick rectangular mat of woven straw, used as a standard to measure a Japanese room
[Japanese]

ta•ta•mi

(təˈtɑ mi)

n., pl. -mi, -mis.
a thick, woven straw mat of uniform dimensions used in Japanese houses as a floor covering.
[1895–1900; < Japanese, n. use of v.: to fold up]
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Takanawa Hanakohro offers traditional Japanese "ryokan" style of accommodation with a total of 16 traditional tatami rooms spread over two floors within the Grand Prince Hotel Takanawa in Tokyo...
Ambassador Matsuda stated that Japan would continue providing all possible assistance to Pakistan in the field of sports and to relevant industries in Pakistan, and informed the POA President that a good number of tatami mats and judo costumes would be presented to the Pakistan Judo federation early next year,on behalf of the Japan Judo Federation.
He also informed the POA President that a good number of tatami mats and judo costumes would be presented to the Pakistan Judo federation early next year, on behalf of the Japan Judo Federation.
Each room features tatami mat flooring-woven reeds with a straw core.
Matsuda said Japan would continue providing all possible assistance to Pakistan in the field of sports and to relevant industries in Pakistan and informed the POA president that a good number of tatami mats and judo costumes would be presented to Pakistan Judo Federation (PJF) early next year, on behalf of Japan Judo Federation (JJF).
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Although there are many hotels in the vicinity, it would be a sin to ignore sleeping in traditional tatami rooms in Hotel Akanko-so in Kushiro.
A judo practitioner bows to his opponent when he steps on the tatami, and then bows again at the end of the fight, showing respect.
The most unique area, perhaps, is the traditional tea ceremony room (Chashitsu), which was custom-built with tatami mats and a kitchen preparation area.
"Never wear shoes on tatami mats," the guide warns, referring to Japan's traditional flooring and bed mats-advice the chef failed to heed, as he served the dessert brogue on a tatami-style table mat.
5 TATAMI by J+J Flooring includes a classic cross-hatch pattern and comes in six organic-inspired colorways.
Earlier, the Iran men's national kata team, comprised of Amir Bahador Tadayyon, Rouzbeh Roshani and Soheil Sajedifar, went on tatami, and suffered a 5-0 defeat in the final against Italy to snatch the silver.