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J-Life Shikifuton with Seikai Ha Navy Removable Cover

J-Life Shikifuton with Seikai Ha Navy 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 dotwork seikai ha pattern printed in white 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.

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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Alonzo A.
United States United States

Feels quality but is just okay

The removable cover feels quite nice and sturdy. Unfortunately the futon became uneven after 3 days of use. It's become lumpy in some places and thin in others. It's still comfortable to sleep in but it's definitely noticeable both in feel and visually.

Chiara S.
United States United States

So So Comfy and High Quality!

I love my Shiki Futon for many reasons, but especially that I can tell how carefully and well made it is. I am using my futon as a roll up mattress for my car into camper conversion, and it has not disappointed! Very comfortable, easy to move, and the cover is easy to clean! My only complaint is that it took a long time for my futon to arrive, despite being told it would arrive much quicker on multiple occassions. Perhaps this was due to it being shipped over a holiday weekend, but it took significantly over two weeks to get to me- meaning I had to change all my plans and did not get to enjoy this futon for as many nights as planned on its maiden voyage!

Boice T.
United States United States

quality product

this is a well made item made from natural materials. It's comfortable and can be used with many types of bed frames - or not frame at all. it's cleanable and easily maintained. This is the best alternative to the traditional mattress.

Alec M.
United States United States

I love my Shikifuton

One of the main things that drew me into buying a shikifuton, was just how low of a profile it has, especially while I’m in a place that doesn’t have much room to spare. I can’t wait until I get a place with more space and can add some tatami mats