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Our Japanese Buckwheat Hull Pillows will fit the contours of your head and neck and give the perfect amount of support.
They are made of 100% double cleaned organic American fluffy buckwheat hulls. Unlike imported buckwheat hulls, these contain no dangerous chemicals from fumigation.
We offer the pillows in two styles - a 13" x 18" rectangular pillow or a 3.5" x 15" neck pillow. Either style is available with a White Ultra Sateen outer pillow sheath rather than a colored one.
Faithful to Japanese tradition, the set features an inner case with a convenient 'hidden' zipper for adjusting the amount of buckwheat hulls used for filling to your personal comfort level. The outer sleeve is made of the same cotton fabric or White Ultra Sateen, and, like the inner case, is machine washable. (Buckwheat hulls are not washable.)
All our pillows are hand made by skilled craftsmen and designed to last for many years. This will quickly become your favorite pillow.
The Japanese Buckwheat Hull Pillow (or 'Soba Gara Makura' as it is called in Japan) has been around for many centuries and still continues to be the most popular pillow used by modern day Japan. This pillow allows you to sleep comfortably in the correct position while keeping your spine in perfect alignment offering firm yet comfortable support. It will also keep your head and neck cool by absorbing sweat and heat and allowing it to dissipate.
Our Japanese Buckwheat Hull Pillows are made of 100% thoroughly cleansed organic American buckwheat hulls. Unlike less expensive imported hulls ours have never been fumigated or exposed to dangerous chemicals.
Each pillow is covered in fabric imported directly from Japan. Each Soba Gara Makura, Japanese Buckwheat Pillow, comes with a traditional sleeve (open on both ends) made of the same Japanese fabric. This case is completely machine washable and made from a vegetable dyed cotton.
The Soba Gara Makura Buckwheat Hull pillow should be sunned outdoors occasionally to avoid moisture retention in the contents of the organic buckwheat hulls.
In Japan (as in most of the world), tension headaches are very common. This is a result of increasing stress levels at home and in the workplace. The phenomenon of this tension headache is known to the Japanese as "Katakori". The best remedy for Katakori is the Soba Gara Makura.
When your muscles are in their preferred position of proper cervical curvature they will not have to work so hard during the night. Your muscles can relax. While your muscles are relaxing your nerves can then heal from the daily irritation of head, back and arm movements. This naturally increases your body comfort and allows you to fall asleep faster.
Sleeping is one of the most important things we do. Proper sleep affects how we perform throughout the day. The better we sleep, the better our performance. In spite of the importance of sleep, most pillows were not designed to properly support the body to ensure a good night's sleep. But with the Soba Gara Makura Buckwheat pillow you will sleep in a proper position and your muscles will be able to relax. The relaxation of your muscles will ease body pain, giving you a better and more thorough sleep.
For your convenience, our Japanese Buckwheat Pillow comes in two designs. We offer a standard pillow shape and also a neck roll shape. The neck roll is best for people who prefer sleeping on their backs. The traditional pillow shape works well for any sleeping position.
Once you try our traditional Japanese buckwheat pillow, we are sure you will fall in love with it. Over the years we have had many satisfied customers that wouldn't part with their pillow for anything. After you try it, you'll wonder how you ever lived without it.
Please contact us with any questions. One of our Customer Care Specialists will be more than happy to assist you with your selection.