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Tochinoshin wins Grand Sumo

Tochinoshin wins Grand Sumo

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 […]

2018 Grand Sumo Starts today

2018 Grand Sumo Starts today

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 […]

Back to Work in 2018!

Back to Work in 2018!

“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 […]

Sarra’s multi Futons

Sarra’s multi Futons

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.”

Closing times for Year end

Closing times for Year end

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 […]

Custom Monster Futon

Custom Monster Futon

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 […]

Bushi (Samurai) Colour – all gone!

Bushi (Samurai) Colour – all gone!

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 […]

Pattern Updates

Pattern Updates

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 […]

Indigo Dragon is now here

Indigo Dragon is now here

A new pattern has just been launched – the Indigo Dragon pattern. As is obvious, this is an indigo (or blue) dragon pattern with the dragons flying through the clouds. Japanese love their dragons and the mythology behind them Wikipedia gives a good explanation of Japanese dragons: Like other creatures called dragons, the Ryū is a big, fantastic animal that looks similar to a serpent and is related to the Chinese lóng and the Korean yong. Like all these Asian […]

The History

The History

The Ikeuchi family has been in the cotton industry for most part of a century. As futons are made from 100% cotton, it seemed only logical to get into production of them. Construction of the factory started in 1952, and was opened by Tetsuyoshi Ikeuchi in 1953. This was his show case factory that he had dreamed of, since the rebuild after the war. In 1970 Mikio Ikeuchi took over control as his father retired. […]