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J-Life Asa No Ha Navy #1 Buckwheat Hull Pillow

J-Life Asa No Ha Navy #1 Buckwheat Hull Pillow

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The J-Life Soba Gara Makura

The J-Life Buckwheat Hull Pillow, or Soba Gara Makura, adheres to centuries of Japanese tradition by creating a pillow that is simple, comfortable, and durable. In Japan, the most popular type of pillow is not filled with down feathers or synthetic fiberfill. It is filled with buckwheat hulls- the tiny seed casings of the buckwheat plant.

This buckwheat pillow features a large white asa no ha print on solid navy fabric. You can learn more about this traditional Japanese pattern on our blog.


Why Switch to Buckwheat?

Buckwheat husk pillows create a sleep surface that is firm yet cushioned, so it conforms perfectly to the curvature of the neck and head in any position. This can be particularly beneficial for people who suffer from neck or back pain, as the pillow helps to align the spine and improve sleep posture.

Buckwheat husk filling is also naturally hypoallergenic, breathable and moisture-wicking, which helps keep you cool and dry throughout the night.

The buckwheat hulls we use in our pillows are 100% organic, double cleaned, and grown here in the USA. They contain no toxic chemicals from fumigation unlike imported buckwheat hulls.


Traditional Japanese Comfort

Our buckwheat pillows are available in two styles: the buckwheat neckroll pillow and the rectangular buckwheat pillow (sold separately). Faithful to Japanese tradition, your buckwheat husk pillow set is composed of:

  • An outer sheath that functions like a pillowcase and is available in White Ultra Sateen or in the same matching fabric as the outer case. In Japan, the color white is considered sacred and is associated with purity, humility, and cleanliness. It holds great significance in the Shinto religion.
  • An outer case made with 100% cotton imported traditional Japanese Fabric.
  • 100% organic buckwheat hull filling.

You can also choose to add the calming, sleep-inducing fragrance of organic French lavender to your pillow.

All of our buckwheat sleeping pillows are handmade by skilled craftsmen and designed to last for many years. After you try it, you'll wonder how you ever lived without it.


Rectangular Buckwheat Pillow: 13" x 18" - 3.8 pounds

Buckwheat Neck Pillow: 3.5" x 15" - 1.2 pounds


Visit our blog to learn more about the Japanese tradition of Soba Gara Makura and to view our care guide.

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Leslie M.
United States

Buckwheat Hull Pillow

The pillow and neck roll are beautiful. The pillow is too thick for me for sleeping (I might remove a few cups of buckwheat) so I’ll use it as a sitting pillow. The neck roll is good support during certain yoga poses. Overall a good purchase!

Jessica M.
United States United States

Love this, my new favorite pillow!

It took a day to get used to, but wow this pillow has become my favorite. I love how adjustable it is, and holds its shape once you set it how you like. Highly recommend!

Matt C.
United States United States

Back sleepers delight

Very firm and supportive yet conforms to my head and neck in a really unique way. Added on the lavender scent, it is deeply permeated throughout the pillow, totally worth the $10. Super happy with it all around!

Hedwige M.
United States United States

Excellent pillow!

This is not a traditional pillow for Westerners, but once you get used to it (a couple of nights) you can't go back to a traditional pillow. It's helped me a lot with shoulder and neck pains because it gives so much more support than a regular pillow.

Karin S.
United States

Very happy with our purchase

Our son is now sleeping much more comfortably. I highly recommend J-Life for a smooth and easy way to get this item! Thank you