Wed, Nov 4, 2009
The Japanese love to sit on the floor. It has become in the Muromachi period, when all the floors of the Japanese homes are covered with tatami – rectangular mats, stuffed with straw or horsehair. I suspect that they not sit very comfortably, but the ruling class, based on the severe samurai warriors, created strict rules for everyday life (including a sitting position called “seiza”), breach of which has been very harmful to the health. And so it became a tradition. The Japanese company Hara Design makes, of course, and normal furniture with legs, but do not forget about the traditional. These table and chairs, called Zataku and Zaisu can be very useful, for example as a coffee table or in the attic, where full-length does not get up. Or you can just use its main function and have a wonderfull Japanese dinner!