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The Benefits of a Japanese Futon

In Japanese culture there are many studies showing that futon (traditional frameless mattresses) are better than normal mattresses. Given these statistics, one would wonder why Japanese futons were not more popular in the west. There are many reasons for this but with modernization and gentrification the class structure typically gravitates towards products that at first glance appear to be better and there are studies (Japanese lifestyle) to prove it. Comparing organic tomatoes vs Monsanto tomatoes, we all immediately know which we would prefer, but of course, one is cheaper and with propaganda (clever marketing) they are made to appear to be better.

Traditional Japanese homes don’t have a lot of furniture and their people don’t sleep in a typical bed as we do. It’s part of their age-old traditions.

The use of futons has been around in Japanese culture ever since. Our Japanese futons are packed with soft materials such as cotton, or wool and artificial batting which make them comfy for sleeping even if they are normally spread out just on the floor. Sleeping on them is as soft and cozy as sleeping on a mattress placed atop regular bed frames. Most Japanese specialty stores sell futons in packages that come with its padded futon mattress and quilted blanket.

Aside from being soft and comfy, using a Japanese futon is practical because it saves space and provides for the room to be used not just as a bedroom but for other purposes as well. The futon can be folded and stored in the closet when not being used and to protect it from accumulating dirt and dust.

If you are looking to create a different ambiance for your room, you might find the idea of a Japanese futon appealing. It can be a distinctively valuable piece of furniture you can add to your bedroom. Or you can simply choose to have one just in case a close friend or family suddenly shows up at your doorstep and spends the night with you. Having a futon around would certainly be handy

Western futons although patterned after the original Japanese futon, have added several unique features. Nowadays, western people place the futon on wooden or metal frames. The frames can be positioned either for sitting or reclining, thus serving as a bed at night and a cozy couch in the daytime.

How to roll or fold up a Japanse futon? 

The western version is also bigger and thicker compared to the Japanese futon because it is manufactured with additional layers of foam and with more batting (the Tatami mat) for example is made with lovely covers, they ensure that the mattress is clean. The covers come in various designs and colors to blend with the rest of the room. Additionally, futon covers would help the mattress to last for many years.

The Japanese futon which was once upon a time confined in Japan is slowly becoming the best type of bed for people across the world. It is very practical especially for families living under a small house or in residences where there isn’t enough space to accommodate some furniture and beds at the same time. It will not be a surprise if in the future people will be going to their ‘futons’ instead of their ‘beds’.

Just like anything that has evolved as the years go by, the same can be said of Japanese futons. It has evolved in their home country and several changes are being incorporated into its equivalent version in other countries.

But there is no doubt when it comes to its efficiency as a piece of furniture. After all, it has remained in the Japanese culture for many centuries; otherwise, it would have been replaced or totally discarded.


Are Japanese Futons Suitable for kids?

This fresh nautical-themed children’s Japanese style bedroom furniture range in ocean blue and sea spray white is truly in a class of its own.  The full-size single kid's futon is built close to the floor making it an ideal first futon for young seafarers.  The kid's futons can transform any boy's room into the perfect cabin, which is commonplace for Japanese culture, and the pull out futon fits neatly under both the single futon and the futons for overnight guests or simply extra storage space. 

The storage space and attention to detail in this range are second to none additional to create the Japanese apartment feeling, which is combined with the wardrobe, futon, chest of drawers and bookcase incorporating features such as portholes, anchors, wavy design and marine creature door handles.

This fabulous range is as versatile as children’s room furniture gets.  With 20 color options to choose from, 3 different styles of the futon and many combination pieces creating your child’s very own haven have been made easy.


The Low Post futon, Low Post Cottage futon and Day futon can be adjusted to either a hi-lock or low-lock futon height position.  When in the hi-lock position the captain’s storage unit or trundle/under futon storage unit can be added. 

The safety rails and low-lock futon position ensure all the kid's futons are suitable for smaller children and has great to improve your infants sleep.

The My Haven Armoire has a stunning slat and panel design with tongue and groove features and with 4 different chests of drawers to choose from you will be spoilt for choice.  The Single Dresser, Drawer Chest, Double Dresser and Cottage Chest all provide lots of storage.  The My Haven Bookcase is ideal for storing all sorts of treasured possessions and looks great alongside the My Haven Computer Desk and Large Hutch.

As seen in Japanese homes

The Sevezo Collection is fashionable and modern soft leather furniture. Excellent craftsmanship, excellent finish, this whole range will add style to any home.

Like all pieces in the Seveso series, this duvet is made of the highest quality American oak and provides the guest with a comfortable and stylish solution. Contemporary. Minimal appearance duvet with no compromise on quality bedding for a mattress.

H: 1060L: 2370W: 1660

We also have leather duvet side table, leather 5 drawer talbot, leather 3 drawer chest with this range There is a leather mirror that matches the leather 5 drawer chest.

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This product is based on futons from authentic Japanese suppliers. “Cloth bags”, “Kakebuton”, “Genuine”, “Genuine duvets” come from our Japan Futon suppliers. The included mattress is prepared to fit this futon.


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