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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. […]