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J-Life Sakura Gold Buckwheat Hull Pillow

J-Life Sakura Gold Buckwheat Hull Pillow

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Regular price $59.95 USD
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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 ditsy sakura floral print on golden yellow fabric. Visit our blog to learn more about cherry blossoms in Japanese culture.


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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Cori G.
United States United States

Love my Buckwheat Pillow!

I recently began having some neck pain, and was looking for a buckwheat pillow that would stabilize my neck while lying on my back. I finally found one that was the right size for my neck support at J-LIfe. 3.5" is perfect!!! (For reference, most of the ones I have seen elsewhere were at least 4.5"). In addition, I absolutely love the gold sakura pattern!!! It makes me happy every time I see it!

Romana D.
Slovenia Slovenia


I like the pillow. Thank you! :) When can I expect delivery of the second part of the order?

Russell B.
United States United States

More of a dark mustard yellow

The pillow is great! I took out a regular size sandwich bag of hulls and now the pillow contours my head and neck perfectly. I gave 4 stars because the yellow color was much darker than what the website shows, more like a dark mustard color, which after all is easy on the eyes. As another customer stated, the pattern makes you happy looking at it and yes that is so true!