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J-Life Solid White Buckwheat Hull Pillow

J-Life Solid White Buckwheat Hull Pillow

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Regular price $59.95 USD
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The J-Life Soba Gara Makura

The J-Life Buckwheat Hull Pillow, or Soba Gara Makura, adheres to centuries of Japanese tradition by creating a pillow that is simple, comfortable, and durable. In Japan, the most popular type of pillow is not filled with down feathers or synthetic fiberfill. It is filled with buckwheat hulls- the tiny seed casings of the buckwheat plant.

This buckwheat pillow features a solid design in crisp white fabric.


Why Switch to Buckwheat?

Buckwheat husk pillows create a sleep surface that is firm yet cushioned, so it conforms perfectly to the curvature of the neck and head in any position. This can be particularly beneficial for people who suffer from neck or back pain, as the pillow helps to align the spine and improve sleep posture.

Buckwheat husk filling is also naturally hypoallergenic, breathable and moisture-wicking, which helps keep you cool and dry throughout the night.

The buckwheat hulls we use in our pillows are 100% organic, double cleaned, and grown here in the USA. They contain no toxic chemicals from fumigation unlike imported buckwheat hulls.


Traditional Japanese Comfort

Our buckwheat pillows are available in two styles: the buckwheat neckroll pillow and the rectangular buckwheat pillow (sold separately). Faithful to Japanese tradition, your buckwheat husk pillow set is composed of:

  • An outer sheath that functions like a pillowcase and is available in White Ultra Sateen or in the same matching fabric as the outer case. In Japan, the color white is considered sacred and is associated with purity, humility, and cleanliness. It holds great significance in the Shinto religion.
  • An outer case made with 100% cotton imported traditional Japanese fabric.
  • 100% organic buckwheat hull filling.

You can also choose to add the calming, sleep-inducing fragrance of organic French lavender to your pillow.

All of our buckwheat sleeping pillows are handmade by skilled craftsmen and designed to last for many years. After you try it, you'll wonder how you ever lived without it.


Rectangular Buckwheat Pillow: 13" x 18" - 3.8 pounds

Buckwheat Neck Pillow: 3.5" x 15" - 1.2 pounds


Visit our blog to learn more about the Japanese tradition of Soba Gara Makura and to view our care guide.

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emmi e.
United States

love this!

I struggle with arthritis and coat hanger pain and this pillow has helped relieve so much of that pain! I just wish the buckwheat pillows came in standard U.S sizes so I could also use my other pillow cases. Highly recommend.

Carlos SVG verified by SHOP
United States United States

Very supportive

Araceli S.
United States United States

Better sleep

I am in love with the Buckwheat pillow ! My neck pain is gone ! I added the lavender scent and I sleep like a baby ! Totally recommend it …. Thank you ! Super happy !

George A.
United States United States


The buckwheat hulls can be removed easily to find a more custom fit for your head and neck. The cotton is thick and constructed well.

Edward V.
United States United States

Decent pillow, I feel it’s overpriced however

Been having neck problems, bought both buckwheat hull pillows since I wasn’t really clear if both were needed. The neck roll is small which is to be expected however the actual pillow is extremely small as well. And to be honest the quality of the pillow covers is not amazing either. I was expecting some sort of silk or something nicer than rough cotton. And lastly the stitching just isn’t quite to par as I would expect for this price with some stitching already coming undone with just over a week of use. That being said I gave it a 3 because it is comfortable, and it does seem to be helping my neck pains a bit. However I am pretty sure I could have gotten the same or better quality pillow for less than half a price. As a bonus however they do stuff the pillow with an excessive amount of buckwheat hulls (and they are very fresh, and cleaned very well). So I’ll probably just buy a higher quality pillow case from another company and stuff it with the buckwheat from j-life.