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Back To Basics: Sleeping On A Traditional Japanese Shikibuton

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Back To Basics: Sleeping On A Traditional Japanese Shikibuton

An Easy Shopping Guide For A Traditional Japanese Shikibuton Bed

An Easy Shopping Guide For A Traditional Japanese Shikibuton Bed


Shikibuton: Shikifuton: Futon

The Futon Shop manufactures all their futons, shikibutons, and shikifutons by hand in San Francisco.

Here is the difference between each one.

1) Futon Mattress - The Japanese word for mattress

2) Shikibuton - A Folding Foam Bed

3) Shikifuton Mattress - All Natural and Chemical Free Shikifuton Mattresses Made of Cotton And Wool

Learn More About Shikifutons

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What Is Inside A Shikibuton



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Common Washitsu Decor:


• Tatami Flooring

• Fusuma (Sliding Doors)

• Shoji Screen Some have Tokonoma (Special Japanese Designs)

• Low Tables

• Zabutons- To Sit




The Tradition Behind The Shikibuton

A traditional Japanese home uses shikibutons or shikifutons on top of tatami mats and store them away in the closet during the day. A home or apartment with traditional Japanese decor is called a Washitsu. In Japan, all homes were Washitsu style, but now more Japanese home have a more western approach to interior design, with only the guest room more traditional.

Shikibutons Pronounced [shee-kee-boo-ton]: are folding foam beds. You do not need a bed frame or a folding futon frame to use one. Just lay your shikibuton/folding foam bed on the floor and fold away when done. It is lightweight and easy to use. Shikibutons, futons, and shikifutons are popular items used for for Washitsu Decor.


The Futon Shop Shikibuton foam folding bed come in all standard sizes, and can be made to order in any size needed. Since The Futon Shop makes each shikibuton in San Francisco, you can pick up the foam folding bed or make the style and size you need and ship it to your home. If you do not see the design or size you desire, just click on the custom calculator for More custom cushions ideas.

Futon mattresses size guide




Single: 27 x 75 x 5

Twin: 39 x 75 x 5

Full: 54 x 75 x 5

Queen: 60 x 80 x 5

King: 72 x 84 x 5

Single: 27 x 25 x 15

Twin: 39 x 25 x 15

Full: 54 x 25 x 15

Queen: 60 (w) x 26.66 (l) x 15 (h)

King: 72 (w) x 28 (l) x 15 (h)

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Ways To Incorporate Shikibutons In Your Home


1) Guest Bed

2) Extra Sitting

3) RV Sleeping

4) Short Term Daily Sleeping

5) Camping

6) Murphy Bed Mattress

7) Added Cushioning

8) Outside Seating (Be sure to order Outdoor Futon Cover)

9) Carry Along For Sleeping In Hospital

10) Bring or Take Out during Sleep Overs

Everything You Need To Know About Futons

Posted in Futon Mattresses Folding Foam Beds By

Marilyn Diamond

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