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J-Life Usagi Navy Buckwheat Hull Pillow

J-Life Usagi Navy Buckwheat Hull Pillow

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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 playful bunny pattern printed on navy blue fabric. Visit our blog to learn more about rabbits 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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jackie w.
United States United States

Usagi buckwheat hull pillo

this was a gift for a friend and she loves it and best sleep ever!!!

Adam M.
United States United States

Excellent pillow

The buckwheat hulls are of a much finer quality than in buckwheat pillows I've ordered from Amazon. I'm not really sure how to describe the difference except to say that it's just a much fluffier, softer pillow than other buckwheat pillows I've tried, while still giving me all the neck support I am looking for. Also the fabric is adorable and so far seems to wash well in a cold gentle cycle.

Christopher P.
United States United States

Great pillow, just wish it was a little larger

Great pillow, I just wish it was a little larger, I'd be happy to pay a little extra because after a few days to adjust, I slept fantastic, now I notice if I switch pillows in my sleep, I wake up immediately.

Hilary F.
United States United States

Neck saver in bed; back saver in car

I like this product very much. It is tasteful and therapeutic, and feels good on my sore neck.

Kyra R.
United States United States

Perfect for neck and shoulder issues

I got both the round and the square pillow. U use them interchangeably for my neck or between my legs for alignment. They have helped me a lot in managing the pain I live with. And the tiny rabbit print? I loved it!