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Vol.13

Welcome to TATAMI world.

2016,2,27

TODAY’S GENIUS

西脇 一博

TATAMI craftsman

He is a shop owner of "Nishiwaki tatami shop." The shop has been in business for 147 years and makes its motto, "Activating Japan by using TATAMI." He is trying to create a lot of interesting and unique works of Tatami to transmit charm of Tatami to the world broadly while devoting himself to industry of traditional Tatami. He gives a live performance energetically with playing the musical instruments made of Tatami in a band, "Japan Tatami Musical Instrument Factory(JPN:日本畳楽器製造)" headed by himself.

REPORT

The first floor of THE LOWER EAST NINE HOSTEL is stylish cafe & bar where we spend elegant time. However, it was different on that day. We invited TATAMI craftsman, Mr. Nishiwaki and his music band "Japan Tatami Musical Instrument Factory(JPN:日本畳楽器製造)." They had colorful unique musical instruments, wore unique clothes. And then the cafe & bar transformed itself into live venue! Their performance that they identified with people in the live venue was powerful and of great value!!
After the recital, Takoyaki party was held with Mr. Nishiwaki as Part Ⅱ. We learned a lot about tatami through his passionate lecture.

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THE LOWER EAST NINE HOSTEL

Just 8 min walk from Kyoto station, is a new hostel opened in October, 2015. Coffee stand & bar at the front on the 1st floor is available for anyone who wants to enjoy a cup of coffee. Only guests can get access to the back of 1st floor and the 2nd floor, which includes a common space, dormitories and twin rooms. The hostel is close to Kyoto station and subway Kujyo station that makes it a perfect place to stay for sightseeing in Kyoto.
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