Some of these new types of tatami are even washable...Imagine: a floor you can wash. It only took two-thousand years on these islands.
Material used for the core part of the tatami is not the usual straw but a plate made of wooden chips.That would be particle-board. In Japan: walls, ceilings, roofs, floors, and now broadloom.
...excels at absorbing and retaining moisture as well as offering strong insulation benefits.Let's see: making mold, and they considered insulation?!
“Kirari” washable tatami... are made entirely of synthetic resin...'Resin' means plastic, you understand.
Lower-priced Chinese-made rush grass spreading in the market, cultivating rush grass is no longer as profitable for farmers.Those evil Chinese again, trying to make a living without LDP vote-buying agricultural subsidies.
Consumers are paying closer attention to tatami, which keep rooms cool in summer and warm in winter.Ha! Only if you heavily use your heating and air-conditioning, as most comfort escapes out the uninsulated roof, or the single-pane windows.