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Help! My Futon (Shikibuton) Shrunk!

Help! My Futon (Shikibuton) Shrunk!

Suzie contacted us last month, who was worried that the Futon she received looked shorter than it should. Our first response to Suzie was that this is normal – several times a month we get an email from our customers worried that their Futon has arrived and it looks a bit short and seems to have shrunk. All the Futons on FutonsJapan.com are 200cm in length. [need a Custom size  – go here please]. However, […]

Alternatives to PayPal

Alternatives to PayPal

PayPal has been great for many businesses trying to sell their products and services across the globe. However, we know some customers simply don’t like to use PayPal . So, what’s your favourite alternative to PayPal? Please let us know in the comments section below and we’ll look at adding those payment methods so you can purchase our wonderful products at FutonsJapan.com

How do I know my product is an original Japanese hand-made product

How do I know my product is an original Japanese hand-made product

There a lots of products that say they are original Japanese products – most are not.  Our products are made in Kochi Japan, one of the 47 Prefectures of Japan. When your product ships, you’ll see that the shipping document is in Japanese and from Kochi Japan!  A traditional hand made Futon doesn’t use any polyurethane foam or filler – as you’ll find in so called ‘Futons’ or those Futon/Lounge combination products – these are […]

New Years Break for Futons Japan

New Years Break for Futons Japan

Coming to the end of 2018, we’ll be taking a short break over the new years period. We will still be taking orders but production of your lovely Futons and Duvets will go on pause from 29th December to 7th January. Orders received after Monday 24th December will not ship until the 8th of January. At this time we want to thank everyone for their interest and orders for our products – we are one […]

Koi Fish for Futons and Duvets are Back

Koi Fish for Futons and Duvets are Back

Fish, Fish, Fish The fish are back. Koi fish are a very popular pattern here at FutonsJapan.com. We recently ran out of all our Koi patterns and replaced them with some new patterns. 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 good fortune or luck they also are associated with perseverance in adversity and strength of purpose, the Koi fish symbolize good luck, abundance […]

That’s one Huge Kotatsu! What’s a Kotatsu?

That’s one Huge Kotatsu! What’s a Kotatsu?

A customer in Japan has a rather large estate and a need for a very large Kotatsu so this was custom made for him. A Kotatsu is a traditional way to keep warm in traditionally built Japanese houses, which tend not to have a lot of insulation and can be quite cool in the winter.  It’s an interesting way to keep warm. Wikipedia has this to say:   Most Japanese housing is not insulated to […]

Giving Back

Giving Back

People have asked if we support any social initiative or charities. The answer is, YES! We focus on giving back to the World through two ideas, both of these ideas are located in the beautiful tropical island of Sri Lanka. Women’s Shelter – this is a shelter ran by Buddhist Monks for women and their children who have no place left to turn to – this is their last stop before living on the street. […]

duvet, futon and cover price increase

duvet, futon and cover price increase

Price Increases are coming. Buy before 28 July 2018! We manage to keep our prices the same for the last several years – as amazing as that sounds. But unfortunately everything has gone up in price. Whether this is the price of the cotton, the costs of free plastic clips used to hang out your Futon (watch the video on the main page – ‘what do I get when I order’) , labour, electricity, insurance….and […]

New Futons and Duvet Patterns

New Futons and Duvet Patterns

Hot off the Press! New patterns launched for our Shikbuons (Futons) and Kakebutons (Duvets)– Sashiko and Shinsa patterns. You’ll note from the site that we are also out of stock of all the Dragon patterns that everyone seems to love – we had 6 dragon patterns and they proved to be very popular. Want to learn about why these Futons are so much in demand – we suggest you watch the 4 buying guide videos […]

After 100 years, time for a new building

After 100 years, time for a new building

For about 100 years the business has been in the same location, using the same building. This week marks a new transition into a new building, two stories and twice as large as the old one – luckily just down the road. Now that the business has started to market these fabulous futons across the world, people have really started to appreciate the advantages of a traditional Japanese hand made Futon and Duvets. Be sure […]

Comfortable Custom Futon

Comfortable Custom Futon

A happy customer from Singapore  who ordered a special Custom size Futon mattress (Shikibuton as they are called in Japanese)  – she recently emailed, sharing her delight: I ordered a custom-sized shikibuton that has arrived here in Singapore. It’s so good that my mother and 6-year-old son wants their own too.  I shall be placing the 2 orders soon. Thank you and thanks to all your artisans for such a fine item. As a stage […]

Mari Combo Duvet and Futon gone

Mari Combo Duvet and Futon gone

Another amazing pattern is gone! Quite popular with Customers across the world.  For some reason, the Mari Black pattern was very popular as a Queen size set – where one orders both the duvet and also the Futon in the Queen size [check here for size charts as they are different from ‘normal’ measurements] . There’s also a special discount for any customer who orders both the Duvet and Futon, as listed on the home […]

HUGE Futon

HUGE Futon

What a Shikibuton[Futon] – it’s HUGE A customer contacted us wanting a special made custom order Shikibuton – wow! The specification was to accommodate 4 adults – at once. That’s a kind of interesting setup! Regardless it does look magnificent.  It’s going to take a good level of effort to move the Futon to clean it –  want to know more about how to clean your authentic Japanese Futon? We have a video on the […]