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Product Summary (Registration No.9)

Registration No.9 くまもと県産い草畳表

Registered name (Transcription) : くまもと県産い草畳表 (Kumamoto Kensan Igusa Tatami‐omote)、KUMAMOTO-IGUSA-TATAMI-OMOTE、KUMAMOTO-RUSH-MATS
Kumamoto Kensan Igusa Tatami‐omote photo

Category of product

Class 41 Tatami Rush (Rush tatami facing)

Producing area

Yatsushiro City, Hikawa Town and Uki City in Yatsushiro District, Asagiri town in Kuma District, Kumamoto Prefecture

Registered Group

JA Yatsushiro‐Area, JA Kumamoto‐Uki, JA Kuma‐Area (Japan Agricultural Cooperatives)


A high‐quality tatami facing with consistent color and variety. It is characteristics by producers engagement of all the production process‐ from rush cultivation to weaving.
The product uses rush that undergone "mud‐dying" process and it is weaved with a uniform length.

Link with the local area

The production process which is carried out from cultivation to weaving was developed in the geographical area, and the production has evolved as a main local industry. In 1970, it has grown to be the leading tatami facing production area in Japan.


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