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  • What's A Zabuton?
    on Dec 4, 2010 in Home
    A zabuton (座布団) is a Japanese cushion for sitting. The kanji characters 座布団 literally translated are "seat-cloth-sphere". The zabuton is generally used when sitting on the floor, and may also be used when sitting on a chair. Ordinarily an...
  • Zabuton History
    on Dec 4, 2010 in Home
    The history of zabuton links to tatami. In ancient tatami, it doubled as the bedding in a cushion. Zabuton was expressing the social position and authority. It developed in the model of the zabuton called “Shitone” before long. When it was the...
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  • Japan Style by Geeta Mehta
    on Dec 3, 2010 in Books
    Enter the world of the stylish Japanese house, where every object in sight is a work of art. Japan Style introduces 20 special residences. With more than 200 color photographs, this book showcases the stunning beauty of old homes, and reveals how the...
  • Four Zabuton Types
    on Dec 3, 2010 in Types
    Chasekiban (43cm x 47cm) The smallest zabuton and used in tea ceremony. Meiseiban (55cm x 59cm) The most common zabuton and used at home. Hachitanban (59cm x 63cm) This zabuton is used for guests or friends. Harikoban (63cm x 68cm) The bi...
  • The Kyokai Strikes Back Against Zabuton Throwers
    on Dec 3, 2010 in Sumo
    The Kyokai finally had enough with rampant zabuton throwing by some of their spectators. It has been a unique tradition of Ozumo whenever the crowd thought there was an upset, normally after a yokozuna's loss. However in recent years some were thr...
  • Zabuton Rain
    on Dec 3, 2010 in Sumo
    Any time a yokozuna is upset, zabuton rain down from the masu-seki. Masu-seki are the 4-person carpeted box seats equipped with said zabuton on the first floor of a sumo arena and costing around 45,000 yen per box at present. Seating in masu-seki ca...
  • Zabuton Definition
    on Dec 3, 2010 in Home
    A zabuton (座布団) is a Japanese cushion for sitting. The kanji characters 座布団 literally translated are "seat-cloth-sphere". The zabuton is generally used when sitting on the floor, and may also be used when sitting on a chair. Ordinarily an...
  • Traditional Japanese Furniture by Kazuko Koizumi
    on Dec 3, 2010 in Books
    Japanese furniture has a rich heritage dating back to the seventh century. Masterful craftsmanship and aesthetic sensitivity evolved with this furniture's long history. Yet, as with much that is Japanese, these pieces find virtue in restraint. The wo...
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