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J-Life Shikifuton with Tombo Navy Removable Cover

J-Life Shikifuton with Tombo Navy Removable Cover

8 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 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 white and blue dragonfly pattern on navy 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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Abraham T.
United States United States

High quality!

Before purchasing, I researched quite a few places from which to buy a shikibuton. After spending time in Japan, I couldn't get comfortable on a western style mattress. I needed something firmer, lower to the ground. J-life got the most optimistic reviews that I had seen and gave them a shot. (So many traditional patterns to choose from!) The quality of the mattress itself is top-notch! Reminds me of my time in Shibuya. The cover is tough, too! It never feels like it's going to fall apart on me, no matter how often it folds for the day. It came with instructions on how to care for the mattress and everything - just as I began to ask myself about proper handling and washing ettiquette, I found a neat few sheets of paper packaged in the same box. So far, so good. When I purchased this shikibuton, I already had a comforter, but the quality was so high, it inspired me to also purchase a kakebuton with cover. A+ job, seriously. I love the fresh cotton smell (even though my fiancee isn't as crazy about it, it'll dissipate quickly, especially if I left it outside to sun). The only thing some people may night like is, if you're sensitive to coarse materials, the outer sheet could *potentially* feel a little rough, but for me it was only noticeable when folding it over and carrying it to my closet shelf.

Margarita F.
United States United States

Comfy Cozy

My 3" shikifuton is so nice to sleep in. The material is so high quality and pleasant to the touch. My one concern is the slight sinking in support from the cotton in the hip area after one night of sleep, but so far it doesn't seem to be a big issue. Also, the people at JLife were very responsive when I contacted them, which is always nice.

Arica S.
United States United States

Surprised how much I like it.

A little on the hard size, which I like but a bit much for my partner. We ordered a mat to put below it. I may have been happier with the thinner version which would be easier to store. The firmness doesn't bother me and I really like the smell.

John H.
United States United States

The best!

We love our Shikifuton! It's everything that's promoted and more. We're looking to get more products from J-Life soon. Thank you!

Sean A.
United States United States

Love it

This is my second purchased futon and looking to go for the third. So comfortable, our family loves them. Thanks for offering a great futon.