SHITOI 感覚と旅する。

れた瞬間じる
七島イ力強さとり。
どこかかしいきもちがふっとる。
どこかかしいきもちが
ふっとる。
ただしい日常から
雄大自然文化がのこる国東へ。
雄大自然
文化がのこる国東へ。
感覚とともにしよう。

At a moment’s touch, you’ll feel the vigor of Shichitoi reeds and smell the natural scent of Japanese craftsmanship. It brings back a sudden rush of nostalgia that you can’t quite place. Escape from the everyday hustle and bustle and journey to Kunisaki, a place of splendid nature and deep-rooted culture. Let us embark on this journey—a journey of the senses.

CONCEPT

ABOUT SHITOI

七島イとは

江戸時代から畳表の材料に使われているカヤツリグサ科の植物で、今では大分県の国東半島だけで生産されている希少な存在です。代表的な畳の材料であるイ草よりも擦れに強く何年も長持ちするため、昔の和室は七島イで作られた畳が主流だったそう。独特の肌ざわりや可愛いらしい三角の断面、青々しい草の香りをもつ七島イ。畳の最高級品で、イ草の数倍の価格にもかかわらず、今でも人々の心を惹きつけています。

Belonging to the family Cyperaceae, Shichitoi reeds have been used as material for tatami mats since the Edo Period (1603–1868); they now exist in scarcity, being produced solely in Oita Prefecture’s Kunisaki Peninsula. It is said that, because they are more resistant to abrasion and last many years longer than the rush reeds typically used to make tatami, it was mainstream in the olden days for Japanese rooms to be constructed exclusively with Shichitoi tatami mats. With a unique texture, appealing triangular shape, and vividly refreshing grass-like aroma, Shichitoi is recognized as the highest grade of tatami mat material. Even now, though they bear a price tag several times higher than those of rush weaves, Shichitoi tatami mats are attracting interest from people the world over.

  • KAORI

    青々しい

    子供のころ、時間を忘れて草っぱらを駆けめくったときの、緑のにおい。和室に入ったときにふわっと香る、畳のにおい。雑味のない青々しい草の香りの七島イが、慌しい毎日から心を解きほどく。

    Kaori — the gentle yet vivid scent of reed grass Think back on your younger years and remember the verdant smell of the grassy fields as you ran about with all the time in the world. It’s that same smell of tatami mats that hits you ever so softly when you enter a Japanese room. Shichitoi reeds are both pure and vivid in their fragrance—let them free your heart from your day-to-day worries.

  • KATACHI

    可愛くて、丈夫カタチ。

    七島イの断面は、特徴的な三角形のカタチ。縦に割いて編まれた姿はなんとも凛々しくて美しい。見た目の可愛さだけでなく、い草よりも耐久性が高く擦れに強いから、昔の日本武道館はすべて七島イの畳表だったほど。

    Katachi — a shape to meet both form and function The cross-sections of Shichitoi reeds exhibit a characteristic triangular shape. Stripped vertically and weaved together, their form is both dignified and beautiful. Not only are they pleasing to look at, but they exhibit a durability and resistance to abrasion that far exceeds typical rush weaves, so much so that at one point the Nippon Budokan martial arts stadium in Tokyo used only tatami mats made with Shichitoi reeds.

    七島イ断面写真 提供:©Oita Made㈱
  • KOKOCHI

    心地よいざわり

    荒々しいほどの肌ざわり。まるで生命力の強い雑草のうえを裸足で歩いているような、刺激的で開放感のある心地よさ。踏みしめたその瞬間、きっと感覚が遠い国東の地へと誘ってくれる。

    Kokochi — the feel of pure comfort One could never expect a sandal to feel so alive. Experience a stimulating yet freeing sense of comfort, as if you were walking barefoot over wild grass brimming with vitality. With every firm step, you’re sure to feel the distant call beckoning you to the land of Kunisaki.

PRODUCT

  • SHITOI FOOT

    くたびに馴染む。

    履くたびに足に馴染む高耐久性の七島イでできたインソールと、優れたグリップ力と安全性を兼ね備えたビブラムソールを組み合 わせたフットウェア。このサンダルなら、タウンユースはもちろんアウトドアシーンでも長く愛用できる。

    Introducing a superb piece of footwear, made from combining highly durable Shichitoi reed insoles that conform to your feet every time your wear them with Vibram brand soles that boast superior grip strength and stability. Get ready to love these sandals for a long time, whether you’re out on the town or out in the great wilderness.

  • SHITOI CARE

    植物がもつ自然力。

    畳の製造工程で出てくる畳表にできない七島イを刻んでコットン袋に詰めたサシェ。植物がもつ自然の力で空気を浄化してくれるから、玄関やにおいが気になる場所に置くだけで消臭剤として大活躍。

    We provide small cotton sachets filled with scraps of Shichitoi reeds that were too short or otherwise didn’t make the cut for the tatami manufacturing process. They function as natural yet equally effective alternatives to chemical air fresheners; hang them near your entrance or in places with pesky odors and watch them work their magic.

NEWS

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CONTACT

COMPANY

株式会社コイシ

Koishi Corporation

ADDRESS

〒870-0126
大分県大分市大字横尾3617番2

3617-2, Yokoo Oita City
Oita 870-0126

MAIL

info@shitoi.jp