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J-Life Shikifuton with Toransu Navy Removable Cover

J-Life Shikifuton with Toransu Navy Removable Cover

3 reviews


Regular price $395.00 USD
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Like sleep in Japan!

Made to painstaking traditional Japanese specifications by an American manufacturer, the J-Life Shikifuton offers the ultimate comfort of a true shikibuton. This comes with a beautiful removable cover in 100% cotton imported from Japan fabric as pictured.


Years ago, we decided to offer Americans a true Japanese style mattress - one constructed of quality materials, without foam or innersprings, - pure and simple. So, we deconstructed Japanese shikibutons, talked to shikibuton master craftsmen in Japan and developed the design of the J-Life Shikifuton.

True to Japanese custom, our futon is made from pure cotton. The J-Life Shikifuton has no wool, foam or innersprings. The shikifuton mattress uses Boron as a fire retardant.

The custom zippered removable cover fits over the 100% unbleached cotton duck mattress cover. The custom removable cover is made of high quality 100% cotton fabric imported directly from Japan and features traditional patterns.

The J-Life Shikifuton is available in two thicknesses, a four inch and a more traditional 3 inch. (In Japan, new shikibuton are about 3 inches thick. Our more popular 4 inch futon is made to accommodate the larger frames of American sleepers.)

Comfort level is firm. Click here for shikifuton care instructions.

Please allow 5 to 7 days for production before shipping (excluding weekends and holidays).

The J-Life Shikifuton is also available without a custom removable cover.


J-Life Shikifutons are sized to fit American bed frames. Please note that Japanese style shikifutons are not meant for American futon frames. They require a flat solid surface such as a platform bed or tatami or floor.

Pair your shikifuton with a tatami mat to ensure proper air circulation and to provide added comfort. Our tatami mats are the perfect base for a Japanese mattress.

*King size futons are made by placing two Twin XL futons side by side.

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Jim M.
United States United States

4” Shikifuton with Toransu Navy Removable cover

Love this mat. I wish I had ordered the 3”, as the 4” is thicker than the number implies, but hopefully it will flatten out with time. It’s nice and firm, a great sleep, and folds up handsomely. The cover is beautiful, but as soon as I slipped it over the futon, I noticed a three inch tear in the seam - I had hand-washed and hang-dried the cover but maybe it shrunk a bit and squeezing the futon in forced the seams open. That’s what brought it to 4 stars, but overall, I’m very happy with it.

Samantha C.
United States United States


Really worth getting this. The fit us fantastic, and it looks great.

Cheryl J.
United States United States

Re-aligns back

Sleeping on this in combination with the tatami mats have tremendously reduced my back pain. For the previous decade back pain was the last thing I thought about before bed and I woke up with serious back pain. Ditching a traditional mattress for this set up has truly been life changing. It is also great to sleep on. I got the King 3" thick cotton batting. I might recommend getting two of the mattresses that are narrow and putting them together to prevent it being flatter in the middle then on the outside.