Japanese Futons

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.

This pattern is no longer available

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 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 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 17th June 2017

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Futon Sizes & Composition

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Our futons comprise of a 90/10% cotton/polyester blend to retain their shape and to keep it cooler than 100% cotton. Follow the care instructions and you should get 5-8 years out of it.

Our futons and covers are made in Japan using premium quality Mexican & Australian cotton. These are made using a higher grade of cotton than most Japanese futons. 

 Mattress (Shikibuton)

90/10% cotton/poly filling

 Quilt (Kakebuton)

100% cotton

 Single

W 90 x  L 200 x H 10cm 5.9kg

140 x 200cm 3.5kg

 Semi-Double

W 120 x L 200 x H 10cm 7.9kg

170 x 200cm 4.6kg

 Queen

 W 150 x L 200 x H 10cm 9.8kg

205 x 200cm 5.5kg

 King

 W 180 x L 200 x H 10cm 11.1kg

235 x 200cm 6.2kg

Note the thickness of the mattress is measured in the centre of the piece prior to vacuum packing. This size is achievable by sunning the mattress after opening the vacuum bag. The length and width show the size the mattress will become after use.

Shikibuton Mattress Covers

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Shikibuton cover

These are custom-made removable & washable covers which your mattress (shikibuton) goes inside.

Single $61

Semi-double $73

Queen $88

King $103

Traditional Kakebuton Quilt Covers

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Kakebuton Covers

We also supply covers with our quilts (kakebuton)

Our covers are:

  • Custom-made with or without a mesh middle;
  • removable & washable;
  • and allow the Japanese fabric to be seen when in use.

Alternatively, you could have a look at our Japanese fabrics and make your own.

Single $83

Semi-Double $98

Queen $117

King $130

Japanese Futon Pegs

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We have special futon pegs to make it easier to sun/air out your futon as required.

2 for $14 or 3 for $20

These are a must if you want to air them out on your clothes line or balcony rail.

These are included in all covered futon sets.

Futon Package Options

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There are quite a few choices which can be a little confusing so here are some images which will hopefully clear up any confusion.

Click on this image for extra photos

Plain Kakebuton Quilt/Doona

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Kake

All cotton filled

Single 140 x 200cm; 3.5kgs SOLD OUT

  • uncovered $323
  • traditional cover $406
  • patterned cover $477

Semi-double 170 x 200cm; 4.6kgs

  • uncovered $383
  • traditional cover $481
  • patterned cover $544

Queen 205 x 200cm; 5.5kgs

  • uncovered $431
  • traditional cover $548
  • patterned cover $623

King 235 x 200cm; 6.2kgs

  • uncovered $483
  • patterned cover $696

 

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Black Patch Futon

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Single Mattress Set with a cover & pegs

$471 - 2 left

Semi-Double Mattress Set with a cover & pegs

$529 - 2 left

Semi-Double Mattress & Quilt Set with traditional covers & pegs

Normally $1010

Special $864 (save $146)

Semi-double Mattress & Quilt set with a Black Patch mattress & cover plus a plain quilt with a Black Patch cover and pegs

Normally $1073

Special $950 (save $123)

Queen Mattress Set with a cover & pegs

$630 - 2 left

Queen Mattress & Quilt Set with a Black Patch Mattress & cover plus a plain quilt with a Black Patch cover & Pegs

Normally $1253 

Special $1089 (save $164)

King Mattress Set with a cover & pegs

$710 - 3 left

King Mattress & Quilt Set with a Black Patch mattress & cover plus a plain quilt with a Black Patch cover & Pegs

Normally $1406

Special $1194 (save $212)

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1 for $25 or 2 for $40 (made to order)

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Indigo Patch Futon

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Single Mattress Set with a cover & pegs

$471 - 2 left

Semi-Double Mattress Set with a cover & pegs

$529 - 3 left

Semi-double Mattress & Quilt set with an Indigo Patch mattress & cover plus a plain quilt with an Indigo Patch cover and pegs

Normally $1073

Special $950 (save $123)

Queen Mattress Set with a cover & pegs

$630 - 3 left

Queen Mattress & Quilt Set with an Indigo Patch Mattress & cover plus a plain quilt with an Indigo Patch cover & Pegs

Normally $1253 

Special $1089 (save $164)

King Mattress Set with a cover & pegs

$710 - 2 left

King Mattress & Quilt Set with an Indigo Patch mattress & cover plus a plain quilt with an Indigo Patch cover & Pegs

Normally $1406

Special $1194 (save $212)

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1 for $25 or 2 for $40 (made to order)

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White Dragon Futon

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Single Mattress Set with a cover & pegs

$471 - 2 left

Semi-Double Mattress Set with a cover & pegs

$529 - 2 left

Semi-double Mattress & Quilt set with a White Dragon mattress & cover plus a plain quilt with a White Dragon cover and pegs

Normally $1073

Special $950 (save $123)

Queen Mattress Set with a cover & pegs

$630 - 2 left

Queen Mattress & Quilt Set with a White Dragon Mattress & cover plus a plain quilt with a White Dragon cover & Pegs

Normally $1253 

Special $1089 (save $164)

King Mattress Set with a cover & pegs

$710 - 3 left

King Mattress & Quilt Set with a White Dragon mattress & cover plus a plain quilt with a White Dragon cover & Pegs

Normally $1406

Special $1194 (save $212)

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1 for $25 or 2 for $40 (made to order)

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Black Carp Futon

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Single Mattress Set with a cover & pegs

$471 - 2 left

Semi-Double Mattress Set with a cover & pegs

$529 - 2 left

Semi-double Mattress & Quilt set with a Black Carp mattress & cover plus a plain quilt with a Black Carp cover and pegs

Normally $1073

Special $950 (save $123)

Queen Mattress Set with a cover & pegs

$630 - 3 left

Queen Mattress & Quilt Set with a Black Carp Mattress & cover plus a plain quilt with a Black Carp cover & Pegs

Normally $1253 

Special $1089 (save $164)

King Mattress Set with a cover & pegs

$710 - 2 left

King Mattress & Quilt Set with a Black Carp mattress & cover plus a plain quilt with a Black Carp cover & Pegs

Normally $1406

Special $1194 (save $212)

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1 for $25 or 2 for $40 (made to order)

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White Carp Futon

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Single Mattress Set with a cover & pegs

$471 - 3 left

Semi-Double Mattress Set with a cover & pegs

$529 - 3 left

Semi-double Mattress & Quilt set with a White Carp mattress & cover plus a plain quilt with a White Carp cover and pegs

Normally $1073

Special $950 (save $123)

Queen Mattress Set with a cover & pegs

$630 - 3 left

Queen Mattress & Quilt Set with traditional covers & Pegs - 1 left

Normally $1178

Special $1032 (save $146)

Queen Mattress & Quilt Set with a White Carp Mattress & cover plus a plain quilt with a White Carp cover & Pegs

Normally $1253 

Special $1089 (save $164)

King Mattress Set with a cover & pegs

$710 - 2 left

King Mattress & Quilt Set with traditional covers & pegs - 1 left

Normally $1323

Special $1099 (save $224)

King Mattress & Quilt Set with a White Carp mattress & cover plus a plain quilt with a White Carp cover & Pegs

Normally $1406

Special $1194 (save $212)

Matching Pillowcases

1 for $25 or 2 for $40 (made to order)

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Plain Brown Futon

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Semi-Double Mattress Set with a cover & pegs

$529 - 1 left

Semi-double Mattress & Quilt set with a Brown mattress & cover plus a plain quilt with a Brown cover and pegs

Normally $1073

Special $950 (save $123)

King Mattress Set with a cover & pegs

$710 - 2 left

King Mattress & Quilt Set with a Brown mattress & cover plus a plain quilt with a Brown cover & Pegs

Normally $1406

Special $1194 (save $212)

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1 for $25 or 2 for $40 (made to order)

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Plain Saffron Futon

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Semi-Double Mattress Set with a cover & pegs

$529 - 2 left

Semi-double Mattress & Quilt set with a Saffron mattress & cover plus a plain quilt with a Saffron cover and pegs

Normally $1073

Special $950 (save $123)

Queen Mattress Set with a cover & pegs

$630 - 2 left

Queen Mattress & Quilt Set with a Saffron Mattress & cover plus a plain quilt with a Saffron cover & Pegs

Normally $1253 

Special $1089 (save $164)

King Mattress Set with a cover & pegs

$710 - 2 left

King Mattress & Quilt Set with a Saffron mattress & cover plus a plain quilt with a Saffron cover & Pegs

Normally $1406

Special $1194 (save $212)

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1 for $25 or 2 for $40 (made to order)

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Plain Grey Futon

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Queen Mattress Set with a cover & pegs

$630 - 1 left

Queen Mattress & Quilt Set with a Grey Mattress & cover plus a plain quilt with a Grey cover & Pegs

Normally $1253 

Special $1089 (save $164)

King Mattress Set with a cover & pegs

$710 - 1 left

King Mattress & Quilt Set with a Grey mattress & cover plus a plain quilt with a Grey cover & Pegs

Normally $1406

Special $1194 (save $212)

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1 for $25 or 2 for $40 (made to order)

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Plain Indigo Futon

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Stock#PLI

Single Mattress Set with a cover & pegs

$471 - 2 left

Queen Mattress Set with a cover & pegs

$630 - 2 left

Queen Mattress & Quilt Set with an Indigo Mattress & cover plus a plain quilt with an Indigo cover & Pegs

Normally $1253 

Special $1089 (save $164)

King Mattress Set with a cover & pegs

$710 - 2 left

King Mattress & Quilt Set with an Indigo mattress & cover plus a plain quilt with an Indigo cover & Pegs

Normally $1406

Special $1194 (save $212)

Matching Pillowcases

1 for $25 or 2 for $40 (made to order)

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Black Mari Futon

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Stock#MB

Semi-Double Mattress Set with a cover & pegs

$529 - 1 left

Queen Mattress Set with a cover & pegs

$630 - 2 left

King Mattress Set with a cover & pegs

$710 - 3 left

Matching Pillowcases

1 for $25 or 2 for $40 (made to order)

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Red Mari Futon

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Semi-Double Mattress Set with a cover & pegs

$529 - 1 left

Semi-double Mattress & Quilt set with a Red Mari mattress & cover plus a plain quilt with a Red Mari cover and pegs

Normally $1073

Special $950 (save $123)

Queen Mattress Set with a cover & pegs

$630 - 3 left

Queen Mattress & Quilt Set with a Red Mari Mattress & cover plus a plain quilt with a Red Mari cover & Pegs

Normally $1253 

Special $1089 (save $164)

King Mattress Set with a cover & pegs

$710 - 3 left

King Mattress & Quilt Set with traditional covers & pegs - 1 left

Normally $1323

Special $1099 (Save $224)

King Mattress & Quilt Set with a Red Mari mattress & cover plus a plain quilt with a Red Mari cover & Pegs

Normally $1406

Special $1194 (save $212)

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1 for $25 or 2 for $40 (made to order)

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Black Mon Futon

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Stock#FBlk

Single Mattress Set with a cover & pegs

$471 - 1 left

Semi-Double Mattress Set with a cover & pegs

$529 - 1 left

Semi-double Mattress & Quilt set with a Black Mon mattress & cover plus a plain quilt with a Black Mon cover and pegs

Normally $1073

Special $950 (save $123)

King Mattress Set with a cover & pegs

$710 - 1 left

King Mattress & Quilt Set with a Black Mon mattress & cover plus a plain quilt with a Black Mon cover & Pegs

Normally $1406

Special $1194 (save $212)

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1 for $25 or 2 for $40 (made to order)

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Indigo Mon Futon

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Stock#FI

Single Mattress Set with a cover & pegs

$471 - 1 left

Single Mattress & Quilt Set with traditional covers & pegs - 1 left

Normally $877

Special $785 (save $92)

Semi-Double Mattress Set with a cover & pegs

$529 - 1 left

Semi-double Mattress & Quilt set with an Indigo Mon mattress & cover plus a plain quilt with an Indigo Mon cover and pegs

Normally $1073

Special $950 (save $123)

King Mattress Set with a cover & pegs

$710 - 1 left

King Mattress & Quilt Set with an Indigo Mon mattress & cover plus a plain quilt with an Indigo Mon cover & Pegs

Normally $1406

Special $1194 (save $212)

Matching Pillowcases

1 for $25 or 2 for $40 (made to order)

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White Mon Futon

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Single Mattress Set with a cover & pegs

$471 - 2 left

Semi-Double Mattress Set with a cover & pegs

$529 - 2 left

Semi-double Mattress & Quilt set with a White Mon mattress & cover plus a plain quilt with a White Mon cover and pegs

Normally $1073

Special $950 (save $123)

Queen Mattress Set with a cover & pegs

$630 - 3 left

Queen Mattress & Quilt Set with a White Mon Mattress & cover plus a plain quilt with a White Mon cover & Pegs

Normally $1253 

Special $1089 (save $146)

King Mattress Set with a cover & pegs

$710 - 1 left

King Mattress & Quilt Set with traditional covers & pegs - 1 left

Normally $1323

Special $1099 (Save $224)

King Mattress & Quilt Set with a White Mon mattress & cover plus a plain quilt with a White Mon cover & Pegs

Normally $1406

Special $1194 (save $212)

Matching Pillowcases

1 for $25 or 2 for $40 (made to order)

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