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J-Life Shikifuton with Toransu Navy Removable Cover

J-Life Shikifuton with Toransu 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 white traditional same-komon pattern printed 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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Jim M.
United States United States

4” Shikifuton with Toransu Navy Removable cover

Love this mat. I wish I had ordered the 3”, as the 4” is thicker than the number implies, but hopefully it will flatten out with time. It’s nice and firm, a great sleep, and folds up handsomely. The cover is beautiful, but as soon as I slipped it over the futon, I noticed a three inch tear in the seam - I had hand-washed and hang-dried the cover but maybe it shrunk a bit and squeezing the futon in forced the seams open. That’s what brought it to 4 stars, but overall, I’m very happy with it.

Samantha C.
United States United States


Really worth getting this. The fit us fantastic, and it looks great.

Cheryl J.
United States United States

Re-aligns back

Sleeping on this in combination with the tatami mats have tremendously reduced my back pain. For the previous decade back pain was the last thing I thought about before bed and I woke up with serious back pain. Ditching a traditional mattress for this set up has truly been life changing. It is also great to sleep on. I got the King 3" thick cotton batting. I might recommend getting two of the mattresses that are narrow and putting them together to prevent it being flatter in the middle then on the outside.