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J-Life All-Natural Japanese Futon

J-Life All-Natural Japanese Futon

296 reviews

SKU: 040325-0120

Regular price $289.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $289.00 USD
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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 cover is 100% unbleached cotton duck. The fill is also made from 100% cotton for comfort and natural air-flow. In addition, this authentic Japanese futon meets US fire retardant standards by using a natural boron material.

Learn more about the complete Japanese sleep system over on our blog.

Ships within 24 hours (excluding weekends and holidays).

The J-Life Shikifuton is also available with a custom removable cover made of 100% cotton fabrics imported from Japan. We also offer a shikifuton protective cover for extra protection against dirt and moisture.

Please see our Shikifuton Care Guide and FAQs to learn more about caring for our Japanese futon mattresses.


The J-Life Shikifuton is available in two thicknesses: a 4 inch option 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.)

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 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, tatami mat, or floor. Use our guide below to find the correct tatami mat size to go with your shikifuton:

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

Please Note: Due to compression caused by the packing and shipping process, futons may be several inches smaller than their actual size upon delivery until they have had time to fully expand. Please allow your shikifuton at least 1-2 weeks to expand to its actual size.

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Caitlin E.
United States

Excellent, versatile mattress

This is my second shikibuton. It's a rare product, in that there is nothing the matter with it, no drawbacks. Great price, comfortable (if you like a firm and simple mattress), slight discount with coupon, fast and free shipping, excellent but not excessive communication from the seller. Highly recommend!

Anna P.
United States

This is my second futon fro JLife International

I bought my first futon 4” 5 years ago and now the second one. I found it super comfortable. I flip it and I also make sure it gets enough fresh air every week. I beleve this product is excellent.

Caitlin E.
United States

Highly recommend

This is a rare item that defies being a regualr product in its usefulness, fair price, accompanying great customer service, production quality - in a word, its integrity.

Taylor M.
United States

Use it with Tatami mat

This is exceptional! Flip it often. You can just use a fitted sheet from a single mattress and it works fine. Buy a Tatami mat (~$250) to put underneath. Don't use on concrete floor or hardwood floors alone. Buy it now.

Lauren B.
United States

Perfect for a Minimalist

Transitioned to the futon to free up space and couldn't be happier. Was worried I would have trouble sleeping on it at first compared to my old mattress, but if anything I sleep better. No hard uneven springs, just firm and soft comfort.