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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.]
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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]
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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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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).
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.
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.
The rooms are measured base on the number of tatami mats it can accommodate, ensuring proportionality throughout the house.
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.
aAA*Inside the wood-slatted restaurant, guests can dine on the handmade noodles, served hot or cold, atop tatami mats overlooking a lush courtyard garden,aAA[sup.1] says Kay.http://www.travelpulse.com/
Also, the interiors are original, with seating designed to resemble traditional tatami mats, a classic feature of Japanese culture.
As Japanese consumers reside in more modern homes and with many changing their flooring to more Western formats rather than traditional tatami mats, it is reasonable for them to opt for wipes for more causal cleaning on a daily basis rather than vacuum cleaning.
The interior is cozy and intimate, scented with the pungent aroma of Indian tatami mats and infused with the chromatic richness of the pictorial traditions of the Italian trecento and Renaissance: the dry grays of Giotto and the pink and pale-blue skies of Piero della Francesca.
and 5 a.m., APL.) A Japanese teahouse is built for a family in Seattle that features shoji screens, tatami mats and a low table with a sunken floor, and a deck that overlooks the client's gardens and koi ponds.