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J-Life Usagi Purple Buckwheat Hull Pillow

J-Life Usagi Purple 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 plum-colored 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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Grace H.
United States United States

Very comfy

I was hesitant at first because the pillow is super firm when it first comes in - but it really doesn't take too long to break it in a bit. This pillow is especially great for side sleepers, and I could imagine it being a little bit difficult for back or belly sleepers before being broken in. If you end up not using it as a pillow, it does make a great meditation cushion or mini bolster for leaning against the wall.

Summer L.
United States United States


Quality made item!

Bernard D.
United States United States

Should be called C-life international! "C" for China!

Not good at all. Their product is made in china. How can you have authentic Japanese quality and be made cheaply in China? The comforter was thin and flimsy and there was no way to secure it inside the cover which was three inches. So the silk comforter was two inches to small in width. The rectangular hull pillow had Japanese prices (which is fine) but the product was not even the length of a small pillow. If I could afford to return the queen futon and cover I bought two weeks earlier (which is way un-derfilled) I would! I do not recommend j-life international to anyone and I will make my opinion known everywhere! The Japanese would make this right!

Talia S.
United States United States

Best pillow ever

My TMJ and shoulder pain was fixed by this pillow. I can't get over it. I thought it would be uncomfortable because it is firm but it feels terrific to sleep on.