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Remember the vidoes

Remember the vidoes

If you’ve found your way to the BLOG section, remember to visit the main page at futonsjapan.com The main page has all the videos which provide a wealth of information – such as how to look after your new futons, why these traditional handmade Japanese futons are different from the $200 ‘futons’ you see in IKEA, how our Futons are actually made (yes, it really is by hand), – along with lots of other interesting […]

the fish are back – who knows how long !?

the fish are back – who knows how long !?

Koi Fish are one of our post popular products – and we often sell out of this fabric.. We’ve had Koi Indigo before but this is a bit of a different design compared to last year. Often when a pattern / design is finished – we never get the same pattern again – our customers like to think they have something a bit unique. But with the popularity of Koi Fish – we had to […]

Good news for Thailand Customers!

Good news for Thailand Customers!

In the past, Thai Customs levied a 40% tax on imports on our Shikibutons [Futons] and Kakebutons [duvets], covers and Zabutons. Not only that but it was a difficult process to clear the goods and pay the tax – and then collect your items . It seems the tax has come down to about 20% and the process is smooth to pay and collect. Once the items have landed in Thailand, you can collect them […]

More countries now shipping futons

More countries now shipping futons

Well, the good news is that more countries are now being service by Japan Postal service division, EMS – the only shipper we use. Efficient and reliable. Of course we are not only shipping Futons but our Kakebutons and Pillows as well. Is your country on the list? Look for “EMS” on the list and a TICK, to show that they now ship there. Link below from Japan Postal Service https://www.post.japanpost.jp/int/information/overview_en.html Remember to use discount […]

Pine Cones?

Well that’s the literal translation of the name of our latest pattern Matsukasa In English, they call this design Paisley and the Japanese felt it looks like a pine cone – hence the name. Be sure to check out both the Shikibuton and Kakebuton. 2 amazing colours

Futons Covid 19 Shipping Update

Futons Covid 19 Shipping Update

We use the famous Japanese Express Mail Service and they’ve restricted shipping since the start of Covid 19.  We looked at alternatives to EMS but companies such as FEDEX or DHL would charge an EXTRA $550 per Shikibuton! That is outrageous Though some good news! Shipping has improved and we are now able to ship to most countries across Asia [if you are from Americas go here, UK/EU go here] As of September 2020 we […]

Are you on this List?

Are you on this List?

We ship via the famous Japanese Postal Service – EMS. However, due to Covid19, for some reason, they have decided to limit their shipments to many countries – mostly outside Asia. If your country appears on this list, please contact us and we’ll need to advise you on the Shipping Cost https://www.futonsjapan.com/index.php/contact/

Sunshine is good for your Futon bedding and you!

Sunshine is good for your Futon bedding and you!

We always encourage people to hang out in the sun or at least air their bedding regularly. It’s something that most people don’t do and this is not a good approach to an item you use for 8 hours per day. We discuss this in our video #4 on the main page, Caring For your Futon Even in 1918 they worked out the the benefit of being outside in the sun Richard has posted a […]

New Year’s break

New Year’s break

Well! After a very busy year, time to put our feet up and relax for a few days from the 20th December. Thank you for being a customer, if you are still interested to purchase, don’t worry, we’ll be back in the first week of the new year 2020 We will still continue to answer email inquiries though! ‘Shogatsu’ or New Year is the most important holiday for the Japanese and has many traditions around […]

Koi Fish have Returned

Koi Fish have Returned

The fish are Back Japan is famous for their Koi fish and people always associate Koi fish with Japan! We recently ran out of a pattern of Koi Fish – we know have the White version back – though slightly different than what we had before and a now a new version of Koi – Indigo Why do people in Japan love the Koi fish patterns? According to http://www.koi-pond-guide.com/koi-fish-meaning.html: Koi Fish meaning in Japan is […]

Gone Already

Gone Already

Wow that was quick. We launched some new patterns and everybody ordered lots of Shikibutons and Kakebutons – we didn’t even have time to write a blog post about the new patterns – 3 weeks and all gone! People are going crazy over Dragon and Koi fish patterns – especially the Dragon Indigo and Dragon white. That finished in 20 days. We still have some supply of the amazing looking Dragon Black – see it […]