Yamada Tatami

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BaronVonCount
Par BaronVonCount
Tatami magic!
oct. 2018
La famille Yamada fabrique des générations de tatamis, indispensables à la vie des Japonais classiques, et exerce son activité dans un quartier calme, près de la gare d'Emmachi. Mikiko, dont l'anglais est assez bon, a animé un excellent atelier et était très bonne en communication avant son arrivée. Au cours de l'atelier, j'ai pu obtenir une bonne information sur les divers composants des tatamis et autres concepts pertinents. Son beau-père a montré comment ils fabriquaient les tapis avant les machines - bien qu’ils ne soient pas très automatisés de nos jours non plus - et que vous pouviez voir la force et les compétences nécessaires pour couper et coudre à travers d’épaisses couches de tiges de riz et de nattes de roseaux. . Le mari de Mikiko, qui ressemble à un sumo après avoir lutté et installé tout au long de la journée autour de cet imposant tapis, a également expliqué de nombreux processus de fabrication et en a expliqué davantage sur les matériaux par le biais de la traduction de Mikiko. J'ai ensuite eu l'occasion de faire un petit tatami décoratif, ce qui était très satisfaisant, et j'ai également commandé un tatami personnalisé à utiliser chez nous pour la méditation debout. C'est mon souvenir préféré maintenant que je suis de retour en Australie et que je m'habitue tous les jours. Je vous recommande de vous assurer que vous disposez de suffisamment d’espace dans vos bagages et que vous planifiez à l’avance les dimensions et le ramassage (il vous faudra au moins une journée pour le faire) si vous souhaitez créer votre propre tatami fabriqué sur mesure pour le zazen ou à des fins décoratives. Les Yamadas savent le plus tôt possible. . La famille Yamada est un peuple délicieusement amical, enthousiaste au sujet de son art vénérable de fabrication de tatami, il est fortement recommandé de réserver un atelier avec elle.

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Linda H
Perth, Australie29 contributions
janv. 2019 • En solo
I spent a wonderful afternoon, just over 1.5 hours learning about the history and process of making tatami mats in Japan. Mikiko speaks English well and took me through the 'factory' where the mats are made by her husband and father-in-law. It was fascinating and they were all such lovely people too. I got to make a small mat as a souvenier. The whole experience was very satisfying, fun and interesting. I recommend this workshop if you have a free couple of hours in Kyoto.
Écrit le 16 janvier 2019
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BaronVonCount
Avalon Beach, Australie211 contributions
oct. 2018 • En solo
The Yamada family have been making tatami mats, an essential for classical Japanese living, for generations, and have a business in a quite neighbourhood near Emmachi Station. Mikiko, whose English is quite good, ran a terrific workshop, and was great with communication before arrival, too.
During the workshop I was able to get a good depth of information about the various components of tatami mats, and other relevant concepts. Her father-in-law showed how they used to make the mats before machinery - though they are not exactly highly automated these days either - and you could see the strength and skill needed to cut and sew through thick layers of rice stalks and reed matting.
Mikiko's husband, who looks like a sumo from wrestling these hefty mats around the workshop and installing them all day long, also demonstrated many of the the manufacturing processes, and explained more about the materials through Mikiko's translation.
I then had the opportunity to make a small decorative tatami, which was very satisfying, and also commissioned a custom tatami to use back home for standing meditation. This is my favourite souvenir now that I am back in Australia, and gets used every day.
I recommend making sure you have enough space in your luggage and plan ahead re:size and pick-up (it will take at least a day to make) if you would like your own custom-built tatami for zazen or decorative purposes, letting the Yamadas know as early as possible..
The Yamada family are delightfully friendly people, enthusiastic about their venerable craft of tatami-making, booking a workshop with them is highly recommended.
Écrit le 21 novembre 2018
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Christine771
Canberra, Australie14 contributions
sept. 2017 • Entre amis
A memorable visit to Yamada Tatami Workshop when searching for edging to repair some tatami mats I have. The family were extremely helpful and I want to thank them for their kindness, generosity and good humour. Personal encounters like this are what travelling is all about. Highly recommend if you are looking for tatami or want to understand more about this wonderful craft.
Écrit le 16 octobre 2017
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Haramachi
Tel Aviv, Israël464 contributions
avr. 2017 • En couple
As always, it was my wife's idea that we book this workshop while visiting Kyoto. I was sceptic and thought it will be more suitable for young children. It was not! This was a wonderful event and the best out of the 4 workshops we had in Kyoto. The Yamada family (the father, his son, and the son's wife) are kind, pleasant, happy and welcoming people. They showed us how tatami mats are made, showed the machinery at work, Ms. Yamada gave us a lecture about tatami mats, their history, what they are made of, etc. and finally we got to make our own little tatami souvenirs. This was a wonderful experience and we highly recommend it for everyone, at any age.
Écrit le 27 avril 2017
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Lisa M
3 contributions
août 2016 • En couple
My husband and I really enjoyed our visit to Yamada Tatami. During the first part of our visit Mikiko taught us about the history of tatami mats and explained what the various components are. Then we had the opportunity to watch Mikiko's husband and father-in-law work in their shop - that day they were refurbishing some older tatami mats and making them look like new. It was great to get a behind the scenes look at how tatami is made!

Then we went to a separate room and made our own mini tatami mats, which are a fun souvenir. Mikiko was very encouraging and a great teacher. Her husband joined us towards the end we really enjoyed having a chance to chat with them...they have a great sense of humor!

Overall, we would highly recommend visiting Yamada Tatami. It was a nice change of pace from seeing temples and being surrounded by tourists. It took us to a quieter part of Kyoto which we wouldn't have been to otherwise, and we got to meet some lovely people.
Écrit le 18 septembre 2016
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Nikolai B
1 contribution
juin 2016 • En solo
hello! Nikolai here- I have been in japan for a few months seeing the sights and having a blast. Of the many adventures I've had, the Yamada Tatami mat workshop was one of the coolest activities so far. The Yamada family has run their tatami mat workshop for a few generations and its fairly evident when you see how skillful they are at their work. I learned the history of Tatami mat making, what materials they are made from, and how their techniques have evolved over time- And did i mention the Yamada family are super chill? We had a great time with lots of laughs and tons of great stories (and you get to use a hammer)
Over all I highly recommend visiting their workshop- specially if you love Japanese culture as much as i do- and dont worry, Yamada Miki speaks English incredibly well.
p.s. wear matching socks ahahaha
Écrit le 4 juillet 2016
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Shana T
3 contributions
juin 2016 • En famille
Mikiko, her husband, and her father-in-law were very gracious hosts. The history lesson and demonstrations were quite interesting and the craft project was perfect for our 11 year old and 13 year old. A highly recommended option in Kyoto.
Écrit le 20 juin 2016
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cranier
Orlando, Floride34 contributions
avr. 2016
This is a small facility that makes Tatami. We get a great lesson on the history of Tatami making and then were able to make our own small Tatami, great for a beautiful display. The staff was so friendly. An absolute Must Do.
Écrit le 1 juin 2016
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Melissa C
Londres, UK5 contributions
avr. 2016
Learn about tatami, how it's made (now & in the past) then make your own little souvenir to take home. Well worth the time! Even our 12 year old pre-teen liked it.
Écrit le 13 avril 2016
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Sohcheryl
2 contributions
sept. 2015 • En solo
I found out about this interesting workshop through an acquaintance and decided to sign up for it, not really know what to expect.

When I got to the shop, I was warmly welcomed by Mikiko and was led to a small tatami room for the workshop. :) The course (conducted solely in English) included a brief history about tatami, how it came about, and its importance in the Japanese culture, followed by a hands on course on how to make your own mini tatami - which serves as a very good souvenir!

Mikiko was extremely patient and thorough in her explanations, I really recommend this workshop, not only because it was informative and educational but also because it was really enjoyable for me.

At the end of the workshop, Mikiko was really kind and showed me around the neighbourhood. She brought me to some stores near Kitano Tenmangu shrine and gave me a few food recommendations as well! :)
Écrit le 14 janvier 2016
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