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 […]
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.
Well that’s the literal translation of the name of our latest pattern Matsukasa In English, they call this design Paisley and the Japanese felt it looks like a pine cone – hence the name. Be sure to check out both the Shikibuton and Kakebuton. 2 amazing colours
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 […]
We ship via the famous Japanese Postal Service – EMS. However, due to Covid19, for some reason, they have decided to limit their shipments to many countries – mostly outside Asia. If your country appears on this list, please contact us and we’ll need to advise you on the Shipping Cost https://www.futonsjapan.com/index.php/contact/
We always encourage people to hang out in the sun or at least air their bedding regularly. It’s something that most people don’t do and this is not a good approach to an item you use for 8 hours per day. We discuss this in our video #4 on the main page, Caring For your Futon Even in 1918 they worked out the the benefit of being outside in the sun Richard has posted a […]
Japanese Plums / Plum Blossoms (or Ume) are a tree that is frequently seen in East Asian. We have two new patterns that design to mimic the beauty of these beautiful trees – enjoy these two patterns. Available now in Pink and Blue
Well! After a very busy year, time to put our feet up and relax for a few days from the 20th December. Thank you for being a customer, if you are still interested to purchase, don’t worry, we’ll be back in the first week of the new year 2020 We will still continue to answer email inquiries though! ‘Shogatsu’ or New Year is the most important holiday for the Japanese and has many traditions around […]