Size : 26″ x 72.8″ (66 cm x 185 cm)
Thickness: 6 mm (1/4″)
Weight: 2.4 lbs (1.1 kg)
“Igusa” rush grass, the raw material for tatami, is a material produced by nature that has many effects that are friendly not only to our bodies but also to the global environment. The scientific name of rushes, “Juncus,” means “to tie”. The word “yu,” from which the word “yoga” is derived, also means “to connect.” Aren’t there great connections between “rushes” and “yoga,” which were both born in India by coincidence, from long ago?
This yoga mat has a pleasant smell of natural rush grass. This smell is proven to enhance concentration.
Sweat absorbing – The moisture absorbing ability of rush grass is 2.5 times that of cotton.
Deodorizing – Rush grass absorbs bodily odor, foot odor and other unpleasant smells.
Can also be used as a meditation mat, a runner rug or even a nap mat.
- Certified by Hitomi Hashiguchi, a yoga instructor. A new type of yoga mat made of rushes.
- The mat is made of domestic rushes (from Kyushu). Each strand is thicker than the next, and the surface skin is thicker and the fibers finer, making it more elastic and durable.
- Igusa rush grass naturally purifies the air and regulates humidity.
- The backing is made of TPE (thermoplastic elastomer), which is light and odorless, and has a better grip on the floor.
- In spite of being larger than the existing series, it weighs only about 1.1kg, making it convenient to carry to class.
-Caution in use
*The color of the edges may look different from the color of the center, but this is not mean that the product is defective. The difference in color is not caused by color fading or exposure to sunlight. It is due to the natural characteristics of rush grass.
|Place of production||Japan (entirely domestically produced)|
|Product material||Top : Rush grass grown in Japan
Backing – TPE (thermoplastic elastomer)
Ikehiko Corporation was founded in 1886 (Meiji 19) by Ikegami Hikotaro in Fukuoka, Japan. They started off as a small tatami shop, and has grown into a full-fledged interior product company with a staff of over 360.
They are a comprehensive interior manufacturer that develops, manufactures, plans, and sells rush, tatami mats, kotatsu, rugs, and bedding. With the theme of “Natural Life, let’s live in nature”, they will create a comfortable space for the future.
Their main clients in Japan consist of more than 300 companies including
AEON Co., Ltd.,
Seven & i Holdings Co., Ltd.,
SHIMAMURA Co., Ltd.,
and MUJI (Ryohin Keikaku Co., Ltd.)
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The mat is really well done - the rush materials are so intricately woven together to form a beautiful lattice pattern. The non-slip material at the other side of the mat is certainly very reassuring to one when using the yoga mat - it ‘grips’ the ground. The colour of the binding matches well with the rush materials which extrudes a pleasant earthly smell. Definitely a beautiful piece of good craftsmanship.