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J-Life Kanji Navy Buckwheat Hull Pillow

J-Life Kanji Navy Buckwheat Hull Pillow

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SKU: RECT-KANJI-NAVY-MATCH

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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.

The Kanji script is from an old Japanese poem that reads:

"The fragrant, colored flowers are delicately scattered. Who can remain unchanged in this world? Transcend the present world, do not dream fleeting dreams, do not act out."

 

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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05/23/2024
Kevin G.
United States

Good support and cooling

I quite like it. Solid firmness to it and the buckwheat hulls withing can be adjusted by pushing on it to create a shape for your head when laying down. I have noticed some of the hulls leak out of the case. Not surI quite like it. Solid firmness to it and the buckwheat hulls withing can be adjusted by pushing on it to create a shape for your head when laying down. I have noticed some of the hulls leak out of the pillowcase, the large one, not the neck roll. Not sure if there is a leak in the pillow case. Not too big an issue for me.

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04/19/2023
Nicholas B.
United States United States

Works as well as advertised

I have a big, fancy, expensive pillow, but this seems to work just as well. After rolling my head around a little to shape it the way I want it it was just as comfortable. It is a bit stiffer, but after a couple nights to adjust, I really like it.