Do you know ZABUTON ?
It’s a cushion we use when we sit on the floor.
As you may know,
We Japanese used to sit on the floor, with a low table in the tatami living / dining room.
But if you sit directly on the floor…
That will hurt your legs, right?
So that is why we use ZABUTON- the cushion to sit on.
Also, it was one of the way to show our ‘OMOTENASHI’ too- when customers come to your house, we always took out the ZABUTON for them.
These days, the style of living changed to ‘Western-style’ and most of us use the table and a chair to sit and eat, and the room floor is flooring.
But it may be quite a good option to have a low table with ZABUTON, in a tatami room- you may feel the breeze of Japanese tradition.
Enjoy your life in Tokyo, Japan