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Pine Cones?

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

Futons Covid 19 Shipping Update

Futons Covid 19 Shipping Update

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 […]

Are you on this List?

Are you on this List?

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/

Sunshine is good for your Futon bedding and you!

Sunshine is good for your Futon bedding and you!

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 […]

New Year’s break

New Year’s break

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 […]

Koi Fish have Returned

Koi Fish have Returned

The fish are Back Japan is famous for their Koi fish and people always associate Koi fish with Japan! We recently ran out of a pattern of Koi Fish – we know have the White version back – though slightly different than what we had before and a now a new version of Koi – Indigo 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 […]

Gone Already

Gone Already

Wow that was quick. We launched some new patterns and everybody ordered lots of Shikibutons and Kakebutons – we didn’t even have time to write a blog post about the new patterns – 3 weeks and all gone! People are going crazy over Dragon and Koi fish patterns – especially the Dragon Indigo and Dragon white. That finished in 20 days. We still have some supply of the amazing looking Dragon Black – see it […]

New Patterns for Summer

New Patterns for Summer

Kaiyo Pattern all finished—but a nice replacment! Kaiyo pattern has been in high demand over the last 3  months but now it’s all gone – and probably won’t come back. We try not repeat patterns so people can enjoy having a uniqe product that not everyone else has. We’ve recently added Matoi black https://www.futonsjapan.com/index.php/product/matoi-black-shikibuton/ and Matoi white https://www.futonsjapan.com/index.php/product/matoi-white-shikibuton/ Matoi is a standard [or flag] that firefights used in years gone by – each fire fighting […]

Help! My Futon (Shikibuton) Shrunk!

Help! My Futon (Shikibuton) Shrunk!

Suzie contacted us last month, who was worried that the Futon she received looked shorter than it should. Our first response to Suzie was that this is normal – several times a month we get an email from our customers worried that their Futon has arrived and it looks a bit short and seems to have shrunk. All the Futons on FutonsJapan.com are 200cm in length. [need a Custom size  – go here please]. However, […]

Alternatives to PayPal

Alternatives to PayPal

PayPal has been great for many businesses trying to sell their products and services across the globe. However, we know some customers simply don’t like to use PayPal . So, what’s your favourite alternative to PayPal? Please let us know in the comments section below and we’ll look at adding those payment methods so you can purchase our wonderful products at FutonsJapan.com

How do I know my product is an original Japanese hand-made product

How do I know my product is an original Japanese hand-made product

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 […]

New Years Break for Futons Japan

New Years Break for Futons Japan

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 […]

Koi Fish for Futons and Duvets are Back

Koi Fish for Futons and Duvets are Back

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 […]