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 5980 66th St N Suite M
St Petersburg FL 33709
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Japanese used Tatami Omote Targets for Tameshigiri


If you want to train with the same targets as a Japanese dojo uses, these are the wara for you. They are generally stiffer and harder to cut than our Mugen Dachi tatami and recommended if you plan to compete or test in Japan. They are generally heavier and are a much higher grade than our new tatami. They are also easier to spike on a target stand and can be much more challenging to cut.

Because they are used and comprised of several different grades of tatami omote, they are much less consistent than our new tatami omote. Some are practically new while others are well used. They require additional soak time and should be soaked for at least 24 hours. You will need to check for staples and other debris since these have been previously used as flooring in Japan. We will make sure you don't get any partial or rotted mats, but quality can vary.

When stored in bulk they have a less pervasive odor compared to the new tatami. It is more like an antique shop than a hay barn. They will make up for this when you soak them, so be warned that they can get a bit funky. They will provide your dojo or house with that authentic distinctive Japanese dojo smell. Join the ultimate international recycling effort and give this tatami one last purpose as you test your tameshigiri skill.

Save shipping and come pick up your targets at our store.

Nihonzashi is please to announce a collaboration with Mugen Dachi for new tatami targets.  These are new tatami omote for consistent tameshigiri without the fun "extras" you get with used tatami.  The 34" x 69" tatami omote make excellent targets for serious practitioners of the martial arts.  You can find information on preparing targets at the Toyama Ryu Tameshigiri page.

How to Order

Bulk tatami orders shipping costs are not covered by our normal shipping policy.  To keep the price to a minimum - you pay the actual shipping costs.

  1. Determine how many boxes you wish to order
  2. Contact us at 727-329-9679 or to determine the shipping cost
  3. Go to our Price List and enter the number of boxes, total shipping cost for all boxes, and then hit the Add to Cart button

Store Pick-up

You can save shipping by picking tatami up at our store in St Petersburg Florida. You can get directions to the store at the  Nihonzashi directions page.  Make sure to check our store hours.


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