We are Australia's #1 supplier of authentic Japanese futons. We don't sell thin predominantly polyester futons. Most people that sleep on a futon in Japan do so on top of tatami mats. A Japanese futon consists of two parts: a shikibuton and a kakebuton. The shikibuton is the mattress, and the kakebuton is the quilt (Doona). We import limited quantities of hand-made quality futons from a small family-run business on Shikoku.
We do not sell mattresses for sofa beds, chairs or slatted bases.
Authentic Japanese futons require a solid flat surface.
These are the only proper futons sold in Australia that are made in Japan.
Both the shikibuton & kakebuton come individually stitched (quilted) and therefore, need to be covered. So don't forget to add one or two to your order. You never sleep directly on or beneath these (unless you own a cleaning business).
Why you should choose a Japanese Futon over a local 'futon' mattress?
They easily fold & store for daily use or shrink to 1/3 size using the supplied vacuum bag to store as a spare bed. It only needs 3-4 hours of sun to return to full-size.
Lightweight (5.9-11.1kg). Ideal for people who have bad backs. You won't do further damage to your back by trying to wrestle a 30-40kg monster Aussie 'Futon' mattress.
Easy care. Sunning, airing & beating a futon is vital for it's and your health. The heat and UV in sunlight will kill bugs & mould that live in all mattresses. So if you prefer not to sleep with all those nasties then you'd be mad not to choose a Japanese futon. Hang them over a clothes-line, pole or balcony using our special futon pegs.
Comfort. Allow 1-4 weeks for your skeleton to adjust to a Japanese futon. Futons compress in the hip and shoulder region to about half the thickness. So if you prefer more padding then buy a mattress topper to go underneath it or if prefer a luxurious sleep, or sleep on your side, buy 2 mattresses and stack them.
Health They are healthier than foam-cored mattress. Foam creates a moisture barrier which will trap unwanted moisture inside your futon if not thoroughly dried out on both sides of the foam. This creates the perfect environment in which mould and bugs to thrive. Our cotton is unbleached and untreated. So no harmful hydrogen peroxide, boron or sodium hypochlorite is used.
Authentic. These are the original and best futons. If you had the option of eating Japanese food made by a master chef in a top restaurant or food court Japanese made by a local with recipes that use other ingredients which would you choose? No need to answer, just pick your genuine Japanese (quality guaranteed) futon from below. You won't find any industrial cotton in a Japanache futon.
Why spend 1/3 of your life on a pretend futon when you can get the real deal from Japanache?
Now available - Patterned Quilt Covers
Naomi will make you a patterned quilt cover if requested. You can choose from any design on this page. We will also make them to fit your existing quilt/doona.
What's the difference between these and the other versions?
Traditionally, kakebuton quilts are covered with a white sheet cover (see the image below) which doesn't always show off the pattern. So we have reversed the design and have used the plain white material to go on the outside of the quilt and used the patterned fabric to make the covers with.
To enquire or purchase any of our items, please call the shop 07 5591 5088 or email
Last Updated 22nd Aug 2017