Futon is an English loanword derived from Japanese futon(), which is
also called shikibuton. As a Japanese owned manufacturer, DLM
Textile, we are specialized at making Japanese futon/Shikibuton: A
futon is a flat mattress with a fabric exterior and filled with
cotton, wool, or synthetic batting that makes up a Japanese bed.
We usually produce them in sets that include the futon mattress, a
comforter or blanket and a pillow generally filled with beans,
buckwheat chaff, or plastic beads. Futons are designed to put on
Japanese tatami mat and it often will be folded away and stored in
a closet during daytime. It will allow the tatami mat to breathe
and flexibility to have more space to use.
Futon are usually between 5 to 10 cm and available in single,
semi-double, and double sizes. The thinner ones are lighter and
more portable, but the thick ones tend to provide more comfort.
Japanese Futon/Shikibuton Images