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J-Life Tombo Red Buckwheat Hull Pillow

J-Life Tombo Red Buckwheat Hull Pillow

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SKU: RECT-TOMBO-RED-MATCH

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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 white and pink dragonfly pattern on solid red fabric. Visit our blog to learn more about dragonflies in Japanese culture.

 

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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JM
02/15/2023
Jennifer m.
United States United States

Tombo rectangular pillow

This is so much prettier and better than the buckwheat pillow I previously had. The material of this tombo pillow is very beautiful. This is the best side sleeping pillow I’ve tried. Other side sleeping pillows hurt my neck but this is surprisingly comfortable and now I sleep better!

A J-Life International Customer
JF
08/09/2023
John F.
United States United States

Better Than My Older One

The fabric seemed to be sturdier and the buckwheat hull stuffing was full enough to provide support with only slight give.