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Build Your Bed - What Makes up the Japanese Sleep System?

Build Your Bed


If you are looking to create the full Japanese sleep system in your home, but are unsure of where to start or what makes up the whole system, we are here to help. At J-Life International we offer everything you need to create a sleep system that will serve all of your needs and will be a beautiful addition to your home. 


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  1. Tatami Mat
  2. Shikifuton
  3. Shikifuton Cover
  4. Kakefuton
  5. Kakefuton Cover
  6. Pillowcase
  7. Buckwheat Hull Rectangular Pillow and/or Neckroll


Tatami Mats


The very foundation of the Japanese sleep system is the Tatami Mat. A Tatami Mat is a firm rush grass mat designed to lay directly on the floor, creating a base for your Shikifuton that promotes air circulation. 

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Shikifuton


A Shikifuton is a traditional Japanese mattress. Shikifutons do not contain any foam or springs, so they are able to be folded up and put away during the day. Our Shikifutons are manufactured to our specifications in the USA. 

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Shikifuton Cover


Our Shikifuton covers are handmade in the USA using a variety of cotton fabrics imported from Japan. Shikifuton covers are washable and ensure that your Shikifuton stays clean, which is especially useful if you have your Shikifuton directly on the floor. The cover can be used as a bottom sheet, or can be covered by an additional bottom sheet to allow for less frequent washing. Shikifuton Covers can be purchased as a bundle product with a Shikifuton, or purchased separately

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Kakefuton


A Kakefuton is a comforter filled with hand pulled mulberry silk. Kakefutons are naturally hypo-allergenic and keep you warm without overheating while you sleep. 

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Kakefuton Cover


Our Kakefuton covers are handmade in the USA using a variety of cotton fabrics imported from Japan. These removable covers are washable and ensure that your Kakefuton stays clean. Kakefuton Covers can be purchased as a bundle with a Kakefuton, or purchased separately.

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Pillowcase


Our pillowcases are handmade in the USA of imported Japanese fabrics. These are pillow cases for standard sized American pillows. 

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Buckwheat Hull Pillow


Buckwheat Hull Pillows, available in either a neckroll or rectangular shape, are handmade in the USA of imported Japanese fabrics. Filled with all natural buckwheat hulls, these pillows form to the contours of your neck and head for a supportive and restful sleep. They feature a hidden zipper so you can adjust the amount of buckwheat filling to your liking. 

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Now that you understand each part of the Japanese sleep system, you can choose what parts best suit your needs. We recommend selecting your Shikifuton size first and building the rest of your sleep system around that. 


Shikifuton Size

Tatami Mat Size

Shikifuton Cover Size

Kakefuton Size

Kakefuton Cover Size

Buckwheat Pillow Size

Cot

Folding Tatami Mat, Single Euro Full Tatami Mat, or Single Queen Tatami Mat

Cot Size

Single

Single

One Size

Twin

Standard tatami mat, folding tatami mat, or european full (two mats)

Twin Size

Single

Single

One Size

TwinXL

Folding tatami mat, Queen Tatami Mat (two mats)

TwinXL Size

Double

Double

One Size

Full

Folding tatami mats (two mats) or european full (two mats)

Full Size

Double

Double

One size

Queen

Queen tatami mat (two mats)

Queen Size

Queen

Queen

One Size




1 comment

  • Hello, I like what I’ve seen of your designs. Do you make sheet sets for standard (western) mattress’s and beds?

    Daniel Hannon

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