Shikibuton Made by "Santa's Elves"?
Thanks to the incredible generosity of Ashley, her awesome mom (and fun family), we were sent (and give permission to share!) this very cool video of Ashley getting her Christmas morning surprise of a single shikibuton.
(Santa's elves "outsourced" this very important job to the pros in Japan. There are some presents even elves won't try to tackle! They wisely left it up to the true Masters.;) )
Ashley's mom recently ordered the kakebuton (quilt) as well to complete the set. Apparently Ashley's apartment was freezing cold on winter nights. No longer a problem. :)
Ashley's Shikibuton Surprise!
An Authentic Hand-Crafted Shikibuton: A Little Comfy Piece of Japan
While studying abroad in Japan, Ashley had slept on a futon. Once she returned to the US, she discovered that she was having a hard time getting a good night's rest sleeping on a Western style bed. (This is a familiar story to us here at FutonBedsFromJapan.com!) Because of this, her mother decided to bring a very comfortable piece of Japan back to Ashley. (A lot less expensive than returning Ashley to Japan!)
Judging just by Ashley's reaction in the video (once she realized what was happening ... something that unfolds hilariously in the video), you know this was a wise move on Mom's part. (Follow up emails confirmed this.)
We're extremely happy to be a part of this very fun moment in time in Ashley's life.
Sincerely Ariagatou Gozaimasu! to Ashley and her family for allowing us to share this private family video with the World.
Ashley's Mother's Testimonial She Shared on Our Customer Satisfaction Survey We Send Out to All of Our Customers
I thought the videos were informative and helpful in making a decision to purchase from you. I was also pleased with the quick response from Dean and the friendliness of his e-mails. I wanted to make sure I got an authentic Japanese futon, since this is what my daughter had used on her study-abroad in Japan and she has said that she is not sleeping well since returning to the U.S. I hope this will help her with her sleep.
Thank you so much for all your help. It has been great to receive such excellent customer service.... something that has been lacking more and more here in the States.