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J-Life Nami Blue Buckwheat Hull Pillow

J-Life Nami Blue 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 traditional seikai ha pattern in blue and navy. 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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Megan M.
United States United States

Best Pillow I’ve Ever Used

I had to remove some of the filling, but found the perfect level of support in this buckwheat hull pillow. I swear it’s the most comfortable pillow I’ve ever slept on. Whatever position I’m in I’ve got support. It’s smaller than American style pillows, but I don’t notice that I shift it around at night. I sleep soundly with it. Excellent pillow, I’m glad I made the purchase!

Cordella J.
United States United States

Nice pillow

Once I took out some of the filling the pillow was perfect. I had to take out about 2 cups of the filling in order to make it a bit softer. My neck pain has gone away since I’ve been using it. And I don’t think I’ll be using a regular pillow again anytime soon

Sarah C.
United States United States

Love it

I sleep so much better. It’s a travel size pillow but I sleep on it every night.

Eric Z.
United States United States

Compressed and Compact

If you are use to sleeping with a regular sized pillow, don't buy this. If you like sleeping with a camping pillow, this is the size for you. The blue pattern is stunning and the quality of the material is excellent. It came stuffed with buckwheat, and a few handfuls had to be removed before it would mold to cradle my neck.

Dante G.
United States United States

Best pillow ever

I can never go back to another pillow!