Definition of Tatami

1. Noun. straw matting, in a standard size, used as a floor covering in Japanese houses ¹



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Definition of Tatami

1. straw matting used as a floor covering [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tatami

tastiest
tastily
tastiness
tastinesses
tasting
tasting-menu
tasting menu
tastings
tasukizori
tat
tata for now
tataki
tatakis
tatami (current term)
tatamis
tatars
tatarskite
tataupa
tataupas
tatch
tatches
tatee
tategyoji
tater
taters
tates
tath
tathed

Literary usage of Tatami

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1. A Japanese-English and English-Japanese Dictionary by James Curtis Hepburn (1886)
"tatami ft ft $ ffc a. A floor mat m;ide of rice straw, tightly bound ... tatami.-MD ft X 2. tfc tv To fold, or double up; to multiply, increase; (coll. ..."

2. Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan by Asiatic Society of Japan (1881)
"Such armour is more portable and easy to pack. Of the tatami- ... made to double up in a similar way to the tatami-dó. The Hara-ate or Hara-ate-gawa was a ..."

3. Japanese Homes and Their Surroundings by Edward Sylvester Morse (1886)
"A large and TOKO-BASHIRA. deep tokonoma may have a mat, or tatami, fitted into the floor; ... The tatami in this place is found in the houses of the ..."

4. Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan by Lafcadio Hearn (1894)
"I could not help remarking to my comrade how pretty those sails were; he laughed, and told me they were made of old tatami.1 I examined them through a ..."

5. Terry's Japanese Empire by Thomas Philip Terry (1914)
"These are frames or shutters of the size of the tatami, covered on both sides with ... 1 The best tatami are made of wara, or rice-straw, closely bound and ..."

6. Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan by Lafcadio Hearn (1894)
"I could not help remarking to my comrade how pretty those sails were; he laughed, and told me they were made of old tatami.1 I examined them through a ..."

7. The Health Exhibition Literature (1884)
"tatami (rush mat), manufactured at Bingo. This is made of rushes and worked ... tatami (matting« to pui •- floor) are made by joining together the rush mat ..."

8. More Japonico: A Critique of the Effect of an Idea--communityism--on the by James Seguin De Benneville (1906)
"Fairly good tatami can be obtained for 1.75 yen a mat, every mat being of the ... Simply as a platform, the living foundation of the home life, the tatami ..."

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