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​About the product



Established “Kuzen” in 2019.

When he had just started his business, he suffered from a serious illness and was told by a doctor that he only had one year left to live. In such a situation, I experienced the state of mind of "nothingness" by looking at the sky every day and practicing zazen to calm my mind. Perhaps because of that, he overcame his illness and is still able to work. Such a miraculous experience is the origin of the brand name “Kuzen”. At my previous job, I encountered a variety of Japanese stylistic beauty, from the interior to the exterior. Tatami rims are traditionally used for the edges of Japanese tatami mats, and come in a variety of patterned designs to express their beauty and artistry. At Kuzen, we will continue to evolve the Kuzen brand, focusing on products that use tatami mats.

​History of tatami edge

Tatami rims have a long history, dating back to the Heian period, when high-ranking aristocrats determined the size and thickness of rims. During the Hideyoshi Toyotomi and Azuchi-Momoyama periods, which unified Japan, tatami mats and rims began to be used in Sen no Rikyu's tea rooms. A union was built.

There are 29 types of komon in Japan, each with a deep meaning, dating back to Kojikiden.

“Kuzen” was born with the idea of spreading the history, tradition and culture of Japan Heritage Tatami-beri to the next generation and children.


Product commitment

“Tatami-beri” is a Japanese heritage craft with a history of 1,300 years, but as you know, “tatami” and “borders” across the country are declining with the times, and they are forced to struggle commercially. This is the current situation. At Kuzen, we strongly hope that young people and children in the future will choose tatami rooms as living spaces again, and that we want to inherit the Japanese tatami mats. There are 29 types of komon that have been handed down since ancient times and are described in the Kojiki. We have selected the four patterns of "hemp leaf", "checkered pattern", "cloisonné" and "seigaiha" as motifs, which have profound meanings such as auspiciousness, and are gradually increasing items that will be useful for people living now and in the future. Masu.

​We would like you to take a look at our durable, easy-to-use and useful tatami edge products and purchase them. Please take a look.

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