Friday, March 06, 2009

The hall of a thousand tatami has no tatami

Located on Ikutsushima—also known as Miyajima, or "Shrine Island"—the building known as the Pavilion of a Thousand Tatami Mats (Senjoukaku) actually has no mats inside. "Thousand mats" simply refers to the size of the interior.

—Mellow Monk

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