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J-Life Shikifuton with Usagi Purple Removable Cover

J-Life Shikifuton with Usagi Purple Removable Cover

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Regular price $395.00 USD
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Like sleep 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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Bernard D.
United States United States

Simply comfortable.

It has improved my sleep however; the cover should be redesigned to unzip on three sides in order to allow the cover to be laid on the tatami matt and the shikifuton to be placed on the cover to be easily zipped up. It's a little heavy.

Kayla R.
United States United States

Saving My Hips and Back!

I've been using my new shikifuton for the last week and a half, and the difference in my sleep quality has been staggering. I've always needed firmer mattresses to prevent back, neck, and hip pain but due to my weight and tossing and turning even the firmest mattress was too soft within a year. So far when I lay down to go to sleep now, I'm getting to sleep faster and staying a lot more still than I have in the past. It's been pretty wild to wake up with the covers still on and me in roughly the same position without any soreness. I will say as far as cons go they are all small and/or manageable in my opinion. The futon itself is pretty heavy so getting it into and out of the removable cover as a single person is pretty difficult. Flipping it or rotating it to make sure everything settles evenly has also been difficult because of that weight. Finally, it is a lot warmer than any mattress I've used before and I live in a high mesa desert, so we'll see as I'm heading into summer if that becomes a bigger issue. Right now it's not too bad and I am very much looking forward to the extra heat in winter. The only other potential con if you are obese like I am is that I would highly recommend getting a pillow that you can keep between your knees if you are a side sleeper. I can use my buckweat pillow or a regular pillow on my side but without the knee pillow I find that I still get a pressure point on my hip that becomes painful after a while. With the knee pillow that is completely alleviated and it helps keep my spine in alignment. I already had one and don't mind using it, but I know some folks may be uncomfortable with that set up.