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About Us

The Tatami Shop was established in Singapore in 1999 because we are passionate about the beauty and versatility of natural fibers. We came across Premium Japanese Igusa that is grown in Kyushu, Kumamoto and was captivated by the growing and harvesting process of the Igusa. Seeing how each strand of Igusa was being weaved individually through traditional methods to create Tatami was inspiring. After learning about the benefits of the art of Tatami Floor Sleeping and Japanese Igusa, we embarked on our journey to create authentic Tatami solutions for modern homes. From easing backaches with our Tatami Mattresses to creating a Tatami Concept room to unwind in, we aim to help you find a Tatami solution that meets your daily needs.

What Is Tatami?

Tatami has a history of 2000 years in Japanese culture and lifestyle. Tatami originated in Japan, and it is a type of woven mat traditionally used by Japanese Royals, Samurais, and Japanese Officials as beds, floorings and chairs. The Japanese believe that Tatami has a natural connection to the individual’s wellbeing. Some benefits include the distinctive grassy fragrance of the Igusa, relaxing your mind and body, being able to cool your body down during hot and humid temperatures and vice versa. Relaxing and calming your mind & body with Tatami is easy because Tatami provides positive energy while grounding negative energy.

Upon learning about these benefits, we wanted to bring a 2000-year-old concept into modern homes so that a new generation of homeowners can experience these benefits.

What We Do

The Tatami Shop offers handcrafted Tatami solutions that are made with our 100% Premium Japanese Igusa from Kyushu, Kumamoto. We have our mobile and foldable Tatami range that includes Tatami Sofa Beds, Tatami Mattresses, Pillows, and more. The Tatami team is also experienced in specially crafted Tatami concept rooms with Tatami Floorboards, Solid Wood Platforms, Shoji Doors. Our corporate range includes restaurants, relaxation corners in offices, and martial art rooms.

Why Choose Us

Our Tatami Team gets to the ground to understand & listen to the needs, pain, frustration & hopes of our clients. We aim to help you find a Tatami solution that eases your pain and adds value to your daily life.

We use 100% Premium Igusa from Kyushu, Kumamoto and we specialise in handcrafted Tatami. We are strong advocates for the plethora of benefits that Igusa provides to an individual’s well-being. We do not compromise on the quality of our products and our service.

We offer a lifetime free basic annual cleaning service for our Tatami range items as a reassurance to our Singapore-based clientele that we are there with you through your Tatami journey. With our aftercare cleaning service, we can work together to ensure that your Tatami goes a long way with you to work towards sustainability and play our part to save the environment.

Since 1999, we have been experts in Tatami Concepts, and we can create custom Tatami solutions for your needs. We have over 22 years of experience in various specially made Tatami pieces as well as specially designed Tatami concept rooms. View our Tatami concept projects here.

Our Mission

The Tatami Shop was founded on a timeless mission to be evergreen and to create Tatami solutions that are multifunctional, practical, and authentic. We aim to be solution providers that represent contemporary Japanese culture who meet the emerging needs of small spaces in our modern homes.

We are committed to the continuous improvement of crafting unique useful Tatami concepts & look forward to sharing our journey with like-minded partners.

Our Vision

Tatami and floor sleeping is a traditional concept that has a plethora of benefits. As we share the knowledge with our clientele, we want to modernise this 2000 year tradition of Tatami floor sleeping and bring it to modern homes everywhere.

We have created an ecosystem with our farmers who are growing the Igusa from seeding it to harvesting it along with our skilled artisan weavers who handcraft every single strand of Japanese Igusa to create our elegant Tatami solutions. As we modernise the art of Tatami floor sleeping, we want to ensure the continuity and sustainability of our farmers and artisans who put so much love into handcrafting the Tatami that you bring home with you.

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