Asazabuton

azabutonIt’s a zabuton made of hemp.

The hemp fabric is highly absorbent and creates a feeling of coolness and comfort, so it is often used for a summer zabuton. Some of asazabutons are stuffed with less than normal amount of cotton batting to make it more breathable.

In haiku, “asazabuton” is used as a kigo (a seasonal term) of summer.