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Getting the Most out of Your Shikifuton: 5 Alternative Uses for Your Japanese Mattress

Getting the Most out of Your Shikifuton: 5 Alternative Uses for Your Japanese Mattress

The Japanese traditional shikifuton is a sleep system composed of the shikibuton sleeping mat (mattress) and kakefuton (duvet), which is then laid ...
Build Your Bed I J-Life International

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

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. 
Why Shikifutons Are Better I J-Life International

Why Shikifutons Are Better

There are many reasons why traditional Japanese shikifutons are better for us than western style mattresses.  One of the biggest reasons to choose ...
Caring for your Shikifuton I JLife International

Caring For Your Shikifuton

The traditional Japanese mattress, the shikifuton, is made with all natural cotton and no synthetic materials.  Because of this, they require a bit...
A Complete Guide to the Japanese Sleep System

A Complete Guide to the Japanese Sleep System

When you walk into a Japanese bedroom, there’s a good chance there won’t be a bed in sight. At least not in the western sense of the word. The Japa...
The Complete Futon Mattress Buying Guide

The Complete Futon Mattress Buying Guide

A futon mattress is a versatile addition to any home, whether you’re using it on top of a futon base as a small-space sofa alternative, on the floo...