Our hand crafted shikibuton is made with all natural cotton batting and tufted in a 100% cotton shell. It measures approximately 3" and will compact and get firmer over time.
Upgrade your futon with organic cotton batting and an organic cotton sateen shell, please call 503-335-0758 for pricing.
A note on ordering: unfortunately we cannot stock everything in our
catalog, most futons are made to order. This can take up to 2 weeks
for your new futon or mattress to become available. If you need
something right away, please call the store and ask us to check
inventory before placing your order online. Otherwise, we will call you
when your order is available for pick up. If you would like this
shipped please call us for a quote as our prices do not include shipping
What is a shikibuton?
A shikibuton, or shiki futon, is a traditional Japanese style mattress of about 3 to 4
inches thick that is often placed on a platform or directly on a
traditional floor mat (called tatami). One of the biggest advantages of a shikibuton is that it is extremely portable and can easily be rolled up and stored while not in use.
Health Benefits of Shikibutons
Shikibutons can be the ultimate solution for people with back pain.
Have you ever heard that sleeping on a hard surface may help to diminish some back problems? The reason why many people experience back
pain when they sleep on a regular mattress, is because the mattress may simply be too soft or have indentations from years of usage. Sleeping on a shikibuton will help to align
your head, neck, and spine and helps
you maintain a good posture.
Besides the fact that shikibutons improve your sleeping position, they
also provide a night of blissful sleep. Many people have already
discovered that they sleep better on shikibutons than on an expensive innerspring mattress.