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J-Life Seikai Ha Navy #2 Buckwheat Hull Pillow

J-Life Seikai Ha Navy #2 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 white 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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Patty F.
United States United States

Best, authentic pillow outside of Japan

We love the sobakawa pillows and they used to be sold at the Japanese Market. For years they stopped selling them here. We needed new ones, tried other pillows but couldn't find anything authentic in quality and craftsmanship until we found J-Life. We ordered 2 pillows and they are just like the ones from Japan. We can finally sleep well with excellent support and a cool head! Thank you J-Life for bringing your products to the US!

Brian F.
United States United States

The pillow is great, sadly not for me

The pillow is excellent- it smells nice, the fabric is gorgeous, it's comfortable, but sadly my neck is not adjusting well to it. For reference, I sleep on a handmade pillow, of folded cotton batting, about 2" thick. It's solid and does not squish down. The issue I'm having with the buckwheats is that they move, so the angle of my head changes while sleeping. It gets worse if I take some out. I still highly recommend, my husband loves his!

Alfred B.
United States United States

Pillow review

Super happy with my Buckwheat hull pillow!! Buy one…. or two!!!!