The first "Kyushu Tatami Summit 2018" was held in Yatsushiro city, Kumamoto Prefecture on Friday, June 1. We would like to express our deepest gratitude to all 300 guests who showed up at the event. The motto of the summit is "Let's start from conveying". Guest speakers with a widespread array of expertise presented to facilitate discussions on the future of Tatami. We wish to make the tatami and igusa industry more prosperous with events like the summit. We will be updating the Facebook page and the summit website constantly with related pictures, videos as well as information on the...
July 29-30 is the "Igusa" festival. We held a DIY "Igusa" insole workshop in Kurume kan, Tokyo. Kurume kan is an antenna shop represented by Kurume-shi, Okawa-shi, Ogori-shi, Ukiha-shi, Tachiarai-machi and Oki-machi (we are based in Oki-machi), providing unique products local to the Kurume area. The staff was friendly. Special home decor / interior products available on the 2nd floor. Ryuta introducing functions of "Igusa" to a kid during the handcrafting workshop. Girls having fun making their own "Igusa" insoles. Handcrafted artisan items for sale. Hooray!! We're so ready to celebrate summer festivals.