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 […]
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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 […]
Well, what a surprise. A low rank wrestler, Tochinoshin has raised the Emperors cup last night – from the European country of Georgia! 30 year old, 192cm, 177kg Tochinoshin (real name Levan Gorgadze) won the first tournament of the year – there are run 6 times over the year, every odd month. Tochinoshin looked like he was just going to be a having a normal tournament but after the first week, he was in the […]
One of the things we love here at Futons Japan is GRAND SUMO! Grand Sumo is a tournament that runs 6 times a year and this year’s season starts today! Each tournament last for 15 days, with matches starting at 0930am for the junior wrestlers, with the seniors starting at 3pm and ending in the early evening. Each player is aiming to win the Emperors cup – a massive silver trophy, along with various prizes […]
“akemashite-omedetou-gozaimasu,” – Happy New in Japanese! Most business, including ours, closes several days over the new year period. In most countries in the world, the New Year vacation is a nice public holiday – for the Japanese, it is the MOST important holiday and lost of people go to their local temples and religious place to pray for good health, wealth and a luck! The other most important part of their new year is, just […]
Some customers just can’t get enough of our Futons. Sarra from United Arab Emirates had ordered 3 of the Ougi Blue Futons, and her family members like them so much, Sarra needed to order more! “Yes I have received them. My driver collected them from the post. They are really very beautiful and absolutely comfortable. That’s why we need more as 2 of my previous order has been taken from me.”
We hope everyone had a wonderful 2017 and enjoyed their handmade futons beds from Japan, along with a comfy duvet. We want to thank all our customers and of course, all the hardworking staff that spend so much loving time producing these quality products. Orders will continue to be taken over the New Years period but all the hardworking production teams will be taking vacation from 28th December 2017 until 3rd of January 2018. If […]
Some customers have been asking about getting a Custom designed futons or duvets. Yes we do these! The picture here shows one from last week, a real monster. The Futon in the Kawa Green pattern and measure 260cm x 240cm – again, a monster! Remember authentic Futons and Duvet don’t follow the standard measurements for bedding. We use the following size for our products – unless of course you want your own size, like the […]
One of the most popular patterns is now finished – probably NEVER to come back! This colourful Samurai pattern for your Futon or Duvet is out of stock and we are unable to get any more material like this. We found someone to supply more material however there is now a 50% increase in price for this material and design and that has a dramatic increase in the price of the end product. So unfortunately […]
This month we have an amazing new pattern for your Futon or Duvet. You can see an example here, to see how it looks in product, visit the Futon and Duvet pages. This obviously inspired by the world famous Mt Fuji in Japan. No one is really sure on the origin of Mt Fuji’s name. Some people say it derives from the Ainu language used by the Japanese aboriginal people and translates to “everlasting life.” Others, believe the name comes from […]