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Profound Japanese customs. There are some manners about zabuton and tatami.

2021/03/15

The best part of trip! Takechan jumped for joy when long-awaited dinner is ready. Nobody watching him, but there are some important manners about japanese-style rooms. A Small Piece Of Advice Japanese spirit! What is the manner of Japanese-style room? Takechan is so excited about gorgeous food at ryokan, and he was jumping on the […]

    The best part of trip! Takechan jumped for joy when long-awaited dinner is ready. Nobody watching him, but there are some important manners about japanese-style rooms.

    A Small Piece Of Advice

    Japanese spirit! What is the manner of Japanese-style room?

    Takechan is so excited about gorgeous food at ryokan, and he was jumping on the zabuton. As Mana said, there are actually some etiquette of Japanese-style rooms that you should be careful about. Here is two typical manners of Japanese-style rooms, which all Japanese people should recognize.

     

    First of all, “Do not step on zabutons.” In ancient times, zabutons could only be used by high-ranking people. As the times passed, zabutons were used to welcome of customers. Therefore, stepping on a zabuton, is unpolite for people who prepared. Be careful not to step on the zabuton when you sit or stand.

     

    The second etiquette is that “do not step on the threshold or the edge of tatami mats”. Originally, threshold was the symbol of the house, and the edge of the tatami mat was the level of the house. Some houses have a family emblem (* 1) on the edge of the tatami mat, so it would be very rude to step on it. Also, since both are made of delicate materials, they can be easily damaged if not handled carefully. From the perspective of taking good care of things, do not step on the sill or the edge of the tatami mat.

     

    The manners of Japanese-style rooms are still rooted in our daily lives as a Japanese tradition. When using a Japanese-style room, let you practice the manners mentioned here.

     

    ※1・・・An emblem that represents a family that has been inherited for generations.

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