Sunday, October 25, 2009

recycled tatami

I don't know if you're in the market for some tatami mats, but I am. There are a few that are old and stained; one is because somebody who will remain unnamed left a basket of wet laundry on a tatami mat and then forgot it and went away and I didn't notice it until, gross, too late. Another is the sad casualty of a chronically ill and now dearly departed cat.

This place sells recycled tatami. I've ordered from them twice now. The mats are very clean and wicked cheap. They didn't have the right size for one of the mats I wanted, so the Ojiisan made me a custom one. For two thousand yen. Two mats of different sizes, on my doorstep, within 24 hours, for 5000 yen shipped. Plus you get to recycle. How rad is that?

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