|KEY WORD : architecture / general terms|
| 1 The
boards covered by tightly woven straw mats *tatami
畳, used to create the raised floor of an alcove *tokonoma
床の間. The boards are laid into a frame-work that is made within the floor
area of the alcove. The thin straw mat is nailed as such a way as to completely
cover the boards and the alcove frame. Itadatami is used especially
in tea ceremony rooms *chashitsu 茶室 with an alcove that has a board floor level with the tatami. See *naka-ita
中板, *ko-ita 小板, *mukou-ita 向板.
2 A board placed in the part of a room which is not able to be covered by standard size tatami. See *itadoko 板床, *itajiki 板敷.
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