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J-Life Shikifuton with Tombo Blue #2 Removable Cover

J-Life Shikifuton with Tombo Blue #2 Removable Cover

4 reviews


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 comes with a beautiful removable cover in 100% cotton imported from Japan 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, talked to shikibuton master craftsmen in Japan and developed the design of the J-Life Shikifuton.

True to Japanese custom, our futon is made from pure cotton. The J-Life Shikifuton has no wool, foam or innersprings. The shikifuton mattress uses Boron as a fire retardant.

The custom zippered removable cover fits over the 100% unbleached cotton duck mattress cover. The custom removable cover is made of high quality 100% cotton fabric imported directly from Japan and features traditional patterns.

The J-Life Shikifuton is available in two thicknesses, a four inch and a more traditional 3 inch. (In Japan, new shikibuton are about 3 inches thick. Our more popular 4 inch futon is made to accommodate the larger frames of American sleepers.)

Comfort level is firm. Click here for shikifuton care instructions.

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

The J-Life Shikifuton is also available without a custom removable cover.


J-Life Shikifutons are sized to fit American bed frames. Please note that Japanese style shikifutons are not meant for American futon frames. They require a flat solid surface such as a platform bed or tatami or floor.


Pair your shikifuton with a tatami mat to ensure proper air circulation and to provide added comfort. Our tatami mats are the perfect base for a Japanese mattress.

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

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Jennifer L.
United States United States

Smells beautiful, sleeps great

Sleeping on a futon is an interesting experience. I thought I would take the plunge and see if I enjoyed it and it turns out that I've never slept better. It does require some flipping about and moving of the internal fluff via kicking/punching the futon so it doesn't develop a hole where your butt sits, but it's wonderful. And it smells so clean, fresh, and cottony, the way that a "fresh linen" scent SHOULD smell.

Elisabeth R.
United States United States

Great futon

I've been sleeping on this for about 4 months now, and so far it's great! It's very comfortable to sleep on, is easy to fold up so it doesn't take up too much space in our tiny apartment, and the cover is gorgeous! My one complaint is that the fabric of the cover is fairly thin and flimsy. It's already got a small tear—probably from our cats' claws, but they've never torn any other sheets or blankets that I've owned.

Anik F.
Canada Canada

Great color!

It took time for it to ship over to Canada. But I am really happy with the overall quality of it.

Dani L.
United States United States

Goodbye back pain!

I was convinced nothing could cure my chronic back pain that’s plagued me since I was a teenager. My first night on the futon was kind of torturous and I regretted not getting the thicker futon mattress. By night 4 I was sleeping through the night, by night 7 I was feeling more refreshed than I’d ever been, and by night 10 I realized I had no more back pain! I’m never going back! I do wish I’d waited and gotten a slightly bigger futon, if only because my cat is having a hard time fitting onto the cot size with me (I’m 5’6, 170lbs for reference)