For our customers based in the United Arab Emirates – -namely the Emirates of Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah – we have some wonderful news. After Covid19 there were some challenges around shipping with EMS – who ship our products across the world. There was some issue (we could never find out why) between shipping from Japan to UAE. As a result of this issues, our only […]
A blessed Eid Mubarak to those that are celebrating. Buy before 14.July 2023 and get 15% off the entire order — use discount code ” Eid23 “ Can’t be used with an other offers. Learn all about how a real Japanese Futon is made on the home page futonsjapan.com FAQ, go here
Customer love our Zabutons (za-bu-ton) – the perfect complement to your Futon and Kakebuton . Or as a decorative piece for your lounge or floor table. Approximately 55 cm x 59 cm x 11 cm height Each of the following patterns for the Zabutons [small pillow] are available with a massive discount to the already discounted price. Current price is US$139 per pillow, For our Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia customers only, the price is $89. Minimum […]
Quite often we get asked if there are any chemicals added to our products, futons, duvet, zabutons and covers. We can 100% say that we do not add any chemicals (including flame retardant) inside the product or on the outside. We feel very strong about this as we (should) be spending 8 hours a night sleeping There is an excellent PDF from https://www.niehs.nih.gov/health/materials/flame_retardants_508.pdf that explore flame retardants and why we should avoid these. Some […]
Zero risk buying from FutonsJapan.com Some customers ask “how do I know if I place an order, you won’t just keep my money and not send the product” Our first answer is that we wouldn’t be in business very long if we did that! And how do we know you aren’t using a fake credit card?? The answer is PayPal. Even if you don’t trust the website. You can trust PayPal. Why? If you purchase […]
Customer Email Comments: I’ve been using my futon for about 3 months and I couldn’t be any happier. Customer service was very helpful when I was trying to figure out the import tax situation (I didn’t have to pay any here in the Philippines). It feels much more sanitary than a mattress, since I get to air it out in the sun and whack all the dead skin and hair when I fold it. Also, because of […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
After the summer period, some new patterns for Zabutons Zabutons? These are the small square pillows that people tend to put on the floor and sit 0n – not to be confused with pillows for your bed or futons Check out all the patterns for the Zabutons pillows here
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 […]
Word from Japanese EMS shipping is that we have a good chance to start shipping again to all countries across the world in June 2021. Lets hope so!
Our most popular patterns are back. Dragons! Everybody loves the dragon patterns. Check them out here, a white look and a blue look here Get them before they go – the last patterns sold out in 9 weeks! Remember if purchasing more than 1 item on the website, to use discount code SK10, for a 10% discount off the entire order.
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 […]
First off, you’re not the first this has happened to, and definitely won’t be the last. Please don’t panic as it should be okay if you follow the below steps carefully to get cat, dog, animal, or baby urine out of your futon. (remove urine smell) PET URINE Of course as the say saying goes, “An Ounce of Prevention is better than a Pound of Cure”, so the best solution of all is to pay attention to […]
Greetings! A quick happy holidays to all that are celebrating and a Happy New Year. We will continue to take orders but shipping will stop between 24th December and 3rd of January. All the best for 2024!
Do I need a Tatami with my Futon The quick answer is no. This is one of the most common questions that people have about switching their bedding to a Japanese Shikibuton or in English a Futon [https://www.futonsjapan.com/index.php/futons] Traditionally tatami mats are used as Japanese flooring and are quite comfortable, being generally made from rice straw or some of the more modern version can use newer material like foam, rubber, soft plastic or a […]