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J-Life Shikifuton with Cherry Blossom Blue Removable Cover

J-Life Shikifuton with Cherry Blossom Blue 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 sakura blossom pattern in white, pink, and blue on baby blue fabric.

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.

Use our guide below to find the coordinating tatami mat size for your shikifuton:

J-Life Tatami and Shikibuton Sizing | Shikifuton and tatami mat size guide/ chart

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

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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Kyra P.
United States United States

Too expensive for what you get.

Super thin already even though I have been through with flipping and fluffing. Can feel every little "pea" underneath you! Not worth the money could of gone cheaper and just as pleased or not pleased....... Going to purchase a more affordable version to put on top. Cover was way too expensive for what you get $100 cover and its definitely not worth it.......... I thought I was buying quality work/products. Not so much.... Do your homework and don't spend to much think your getting quality work. Skimpy on the cotton filling..... Super thin already..... Can feel the tatami mat under........ Not impressed.

Roberto K.
United States United States

The cure for backaches

The shikifuton has help me greatly with my backaches!

Nicole W.
United States United States

Where have you been all of my life

It is so freaking comfortable-- I have to spend a lot of time in a recording studio at odd hours-- and this Shikifuton is pure bliss-- not only is it comfortable- it is easy to fold up. HIGHLY RECOMMEND

Adelyssa O.
United States United States

Better Headspace

My experience with my new shikibuton has been nothing but great! It's reduced my back pain and I don't wake up having to pop my back anymore. There is no back pain throughout the day either. I've always been comfortable sleeping on the floor even before I bought one and it took me little to no time adjusting to sleeping on the floor regularly. Aside from the physical benefits, I love the minimalism that comes with owning a shikibuton. I have more space to be creative and productive and I love that aspect as well. If anyone is thinking about purchasing one, and as long as it's properly cared for, I feel that it's very much worth the investment.