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J-Life Shikifuton with Asa No Ha Navy #1 Removable Cover

J-Life Shikifuton with Asa No Ha Navy #1 Removable Cover

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Regular price $395.00 USD
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Like sleeping 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 authentic Japanese futon comes with a beautiful removable cover in 100% cotton imported Japanese 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, worked with master shikifuton craftsmen in Japan, and developed the design of the J-Life Shikifuton. Now, over 20 years later, the J-Life shikifuton is a trusted choice for those looking for a reliable, authentic Japanese style sleep experience.

All-Natural Materials

True to Japanese custom, our futon is composed of a pure, 100% unbleached cotton duck cover, filled with 100% American-grown cotton. The J-Life Shikifuton has no wool, foam or innersprings. In accordance with US fire retardant standards, our shikifuton mattress uses naturally-derived boron as a fire retardant.

The custom zippered removable cover is designed to snugly fit our Japanese mattress. Each custom removable cover is handmade of high-quality, 100% cotton fabric imported directly from Japan that features traditional Japanese patterns.

This futon cover features a large white asa no ha print on solid navy fabric. You can learn more about this traditional Japanese pattern on our blog.

Futon Firmness

The J-Life Shikifuton is available in two thicknesses: a popular 4-inch option and a more traditional 3-inch. Firm sleep surfaces, like that of a Japanese style floor mattress, help to improve sleep posture, resulting in rewarding sleep and pain-free mornings. Comfort level is firm.

Scale showing firmness of shikifuton mattress: on a scale of 1 (soft) to 10 (firm) a 4" shikifuton is a 6 and a 3" shikifuton is an 8

J-Life Futons & Tatami Mats

Traditionally, a Japanese futon mattress is intended for use on a flat solid surface, such as a tatami mat, floor, or platform bed. While J-Life Shikifutons are sized to fit American bed frames, please note that they are not meant for American style futon frames. Pair your shikifuton with a Japanese tatami mat to ensure proper air circulation and to provide added comfort.

Scroll through the product images to find the tatami and futon size guide, which shows the appropriate tatami mat size options for your shikifuton.

J-Life Japanese Mattress Sizes

The J-Life Shikibuton mattress can also be ordered without a custom removable cover. We also offer a Shikifuton Protective Cover for extra protection against dirt and moisture.

Visit the J-Life Blog to find our Shikifuton Care Guide, FAQs, and more product resources.

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

Please Note: Due to compression caused by the packing and shipping process, futons may be smaller than their actual size upon delivery. Please allow your shikifuton at least 1-2 weeks to expand to its actual size.

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Cot size & 4” heights with custom cover

I like the cot so far - it does sink where I sleep but I rotate and fold it up and it looks brand new each time I unfold or rotate. I get good sleep in it; back doesn’t hurt and it’s soft/firm enough to feel comfortable. I’m enjoying it so far. I like the size and find it perfect for me.

Matt C.
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First time shikifuton owner, I’m quite a big guy so was glad to find these with the larger sizes. Super comfortable, smells great, folds up and stores very easily.

Theodore D.
United States United States

Comfortable, firm in a good way, helps my back!

I've been more comfortable sleeping on the shikibutons than on a bed. Oh, and the cats agree. I can't keep them off it!

Heather G.
United States United States

The real deal

I haven't been able to find a good mattress or futon in 10 years. This is the real deal and I use it with their tatami mats. I'm finally sleeping well again.

Kurt G.
United States United States

Everything I was looking for!

I had tried out one traditional futon from a different company a couple years ago after hearing how good it was for your back and saving space for a spare bed. It ended up being more like an inch thick and just didn't have the support I was accustomed to, but this new futon is absolutely the best of both worlds! I personally love the natural smell to it and it folds up so well in the corner when not used. It was absolutely worth the cost and is a product of exceptional quality.