Japanese beds, also known as futons, are not simply a mattress on top of a box frame. They consist of many individual parts that, when brought together, provide a more comforting sleep than the contemporary matress. Japanese Beds include the following parts:

Shiki Futons

Shiki Futons

The Shiki Futon, also known as Shikibutons, is vital to complete the Japanese bed as a whole as it will define the comfort level of your sleep. Unlike contemporary futons made from foam and wool, Shiki Futons are made of 100% organic cotton.

Platform Beds

Platform Beds

The base of Platform Beds consists of a raised, flat, hard, horizontal surface meant to support just a mattress. Platform Beds provide firm cushioning and with the support of slats or solid paneling, they eliminate the need for a box-spring or a mattress foundation; they give adequate support for a mattress by itself.

Tatami Mats

Tatami Mats

Tatami Mats, traditionally used as a type of Japanese flooring, are now commonly used as a support for Japanese beds. The core is composed of polystyrene foam, with a covering of woven soft rush straw.

Kakebuton Comforters

Kakebuton Comforters

Similar to a comforter, Kakebuton Comforters are naturally insulating and will keep you warm during sleep by retaining your body heat. They are made from hand pulled silk which makes them incredibly soft and lightweight.

Tri-Fold Mattress Pads

Tri-Fold Mattress Pads

Tri-Fold Mattress Pads are placed under the Shiki Futon. Although not required, many people prefer the addition of Tri-Fold Mattress Pads as they provide an extra layer of comfort to the overall comfort of their Japanese bed.

Buckwheat Hull Pillows

Buckwheat Hull Pillows

Known as Soba Gara Makura in Japan, Buckwheat Hull Pillows are commonly used to cure ailments such as neck pain, back pain and others. Unlike contemporary pillows, Buckwheat Hull Pillows conform to the exact contours of the head and neck.