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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
After a very busy year, the team is taking 2 weeks off for a bit of a vacation, back to work on Monday 22nd October.
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Very unlikely! We check our inbox several times a day, every day of the year. We suggest you check your Spam or Junk folder please. This happens with a lot of free email accounts like Hotmail or Yahoo.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Wow, that was quick. We launched the Mt Fuji pattern in October and yesterday this finished with 3 orders for King Size Shikibuton and Kakebuton. People love the overall look of the pattern – the colour, the detail of the pattern and the feel. Being a hand-made product, we are concerned about quality and uniqueness – so we often only do 1 run per pattern.
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 […]