It’s a professional futon maker (a certified skilled worker) who acquired various futon-making skills such as cutting, sewing, cotton stuffing and finishing operation. There is a national vocation qualification such as 1st grade or 2nd grade skilled workers of futon making which is certified by Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare. The certificate of qualification is displayed in some futon shops or factories where the certified skilled workers of futon making work. Those who become futon makers are often influenced by their relatives who have been also futon makers or running futon shops for generations.