Trouble Finding Traditional Japanese Futon?

Finding Traditional Japanese Futon in Your Home Country.
Having trouble finding traditional Japanese futon? One common theme I hear from my customers is that they had lived in or visited Japan and they've found it impossible finding traditional Japanese futon in their home country like the one they had slept on in Japan. That is . . . until they finally found As we're fast approaching our first year in business (the website was actually finished (mostly!) last February (2015), but it takes some time for Google to do it's magical ranking process so that people can actually find our website—Something we're still working feverishly on!), so I'm calling our first order as (roughly) the first day in business (June, 2015), we've now created the place to go to get the REAL thing: Authentic, hand-made Japanese futon made in and shipped from Japan.

It is a blast to get their emails: "Finally! You sell exactly what I've been looking for all these years!"

Of course, that's cool. However, when they go on to say (after receiving their futon), "Your futon is even more comfortable than the one I slept on in Japan", we're even more excited. We never get tired of hearing this! We never grow bored with all the positive feedback and reviews. In fact, as I recently wrote Jan in a reply to her email to me, my "crazy futon experiment" has rapidly transformed from "a way to make money" to a honest-to-goodness Movement. Futon Fans Unite! :)

Anyway . . . Here's Jan's comments about her recent futon purchase (also the pictures on this post were graciously provided by her as well)

Hi Dean -

I just wanted to check in with you now that I've slept on my futon for a few nights to let you know that I'm really happy with it and to thank you so much for all of your help! I just filled out the customer satisfaction survey.

I've attached a couple pics (not the greatest) in case you want to use them in the blog/reviews section of your website. I am so happy with my purchase and so grateful that your company exists. I searched for a place to buy a traditional Japanese futon after returning from a trip to Japan a few years ago and couldn't find anywhere that I felt was selling an authentic product, let alone somewhere/someone who made it so easy and made me feel so comfortable. I knew from the minute I found your website that I was getting exactly what I'd been searching for.

Thanks again!


Of course I was very grateful to receive her comments . . . but then she wrote again in a follow up email (below).

Follow up email:

Hi Dean -

I just woke up and had to send you a quick email to say thanks again, I love my futon more with each night! You can't imagine how happy I am to be getting a restful sleep. It is so comfortable and I really love that it is all natural. While I was getting rid of my Western mattress I took a good look and was horrified by all the synthetic materials from which it was made. Anyway, I just wanted you to know how grateful I am that you've made authentic Japanese futons so accessible.

The Pics:
Jan already had a box-frame she wanted to use. She contacted me before her purchase to ask about it to make sure it would work. Notice she also purchased some traditional tatami mats (from another vendor) to complete the authentic futon bedding experience. She already had a nice thick down-filled comforter. All in all we think it looks fantastic! (In fact, I love the look of her whole room!)

finding traditional japanese futon: plain white authentic Japanese double size futonThis is a double size plain white authentic Japanese shikibuton with no cover

finding traditional japanese futon: shikibuton with down-filled comfortorThe Shikibuton (mattress) on the bottom is ours. On top is a down-filled comforter that Jan already owned. It looks great!