Please note: This is a half queen size tatami mat. If you are looking to fill a queen size bed, you would need to order two of these mats.
The use of tatami mats in Japan extends back over 500 years. At first they were used as floor coverings for the rich, at a time when most people had only dirt floors in their homes. As time passed and production methods became more efficient, tatami mats began to be used by nearly all people in Japan. Today tatami mats are a significant part of the culture and are used for a large number of reasons, such as ceremonies, meditation, the martial arts and gatherings. In general, tatami mats offer a beautiful and comfortable environment in which to stand, sit or lie down. This half-queen size tatami mat offers plenty of space and can also be used as a furniture mat.