Do I need an underlay and a topper ?
If they are needed for shikifuton or not is one of the frequent asked question. Actually it depends on your body weight and preference. People who have heavier weight sink in the mattress so they need more support in general. People who have back pains tend to feel more comfortable on hard mattress. The type of the floor where you place futon is also a major element to decide it.
Most of people feel it’s too hard to sleep on shikifuton without underlay or futon topper (if you like hard mattress they might unnecessary). If you find the bottom of the shikifuton is very damp in the morning, it’s because the floor is so tight that futon can’t breathe. Please use tatami mat or rug for releasing humid air that is produced from your body.
You might feel it’s uneven if the spaces between the slats are wide. It depends on how wide they are though we recommend to use tatami mat or futon topper unless you like hard mattress.
Some people feel it’s comfortable without underlay or futon topper.
Many people feel it’s comfortable with shikifuton alone. Tatami can release the humidity in futon very effectively.
Tatami Mats and Futon Toppers
Tatami mattress – “Foldable type” has various ways of use. It’s flat and can be used as a rug. In the winter, it can cover up the ice cold floor. It’ll be great if you use for yoga.
Single, Semi Double, Double sizes are available.
Tatami mattress “Noa” is thicker than “Foldable type”. It’s supportive enough to take a nap on it.
Single size only.
Futon toppers have a gentle softness of cotton. The same materials are used for shikifuton. It means you can add the thickness of your shikifuton with this topper. It can be also used for your bed mattress.
All sizes are available except for baby size.