TITLE

Is It Ta-ta to Tatami?

AUTHOR(S)
Hodgson, Deborah
PUB. DATE
December 1999
SOURCE
Newsweek (Pacific Edition);12/13/99 (Pacific Edition), Vol. 134 Issue 24, p23
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports the condition of the tatami trade in Japan as of 1999. How tatami are mats of dried straw; History of the decline of the trade and effects of urbanization and economic recession on the industry; Statistics on the number of tatami matmakers who have quit the business; History of the mats, including their appearance in 1100 A.D.
ACCESSION #
2587456

 

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