Our popular buckwheat hull pillow and organic pillowcases are packaged in a gift bag made from leftover futon fabric.
Buckwheat pillow (organic fabric) 1 piece
Organic Cotton Pillow Case Envelope Type 2 pieces
Message Card (Care instruction card)
Azuma Bag (cotton gift bag / The patterns and colors are chosen at random.)
Pillow 24.8″ x 16.9″ (63 x 43cm)
Pillow Case 36.6″ x 19.9″ (90 x 43 cm)
Pillow 19.6″ x 13.7″ (50 x 35cm)
Pillow Case 33.4″ x 13.7″ (85 x 35 cm)
Detail of Pillow
Fabric : Organic cotton 100%
Filling : Japanese buckwheat hulls 100% (harvested and processed in Japan)
This is an authentic buckwheat pillow made in Japan, the birthplace of buckwheat pillows.
This pillow is perfect for those who love natural materials.
This pillow has a buckwheat hull outlet. The height can be adjusted according to the amount of buckwheat hulls.
Quality YKK fastener – Made in Japan
Durable and breathable Organic Cotton Fabric that is also used for our organic futons
Comes with a care instruction card. There is a space that you can write a message.
Small and Large
You can create a comfortable sleeping environment with the beddings made of natural materials.
Detail of Pillow Case – Envelope Type 2 pieces
Fabric : Organic cotton 100%
Azuma Bukuro (Bag)
Azuma-bukuro (bag) is a simple bag completed by sewing one or two piece of cloth in a straight line. It is said that it originated in the Edo period (1603-1867) when common people who saw bags carried by Westerners imitated them by sewing together furoshiki and tenugui cloth (A cotton cloth used for carrying things and as a towel.).
Azuma" means "east," and this means "Edo as seen from Kyoto".
We made these bags with simple beauty that somehow reminds us of a kimono from the scraps of futon fabric.
One side is unbleached and undyed cotton, the other side is colored and patterned cotton.
This bag has a large capacity, perfect for shopping at the grocery store or going to the gym. It would make a very nice gift.
Characteristics of this product
The “three-sided” buckwheat hulls are mostly used. They create space between them for better air flow.
Thanks to its structure, it uses less buckwheat hulls but has more bulk and is as a result lighter.
Finely selected Japanese grown buckwheat hulls are heated in a kiln at about 100 ºC (212ºF) and microwave irradiation is used to kill insects and eggs attached to the buckwheat hulls. This process is good for our health and the environment because it kills insects, dehumidifies, and dries buckwheat hulls without the use of chemicals.
Precautions for use
1. When use, powder come out
Dried buckwheat hulls will crack if placed under a heavy load. Please understand that this is characteristic of a buckwheat pillow.
Since buckwheat hulls are natural plant hulls (from buckwheat seeds), they will lose their height and volume if they are rubbed or crushed while being used. In addition, in rare cases crushed buckwheat hulls may come out of the zipper. If you are concerned about this, please take out all the buckwheat hulls, sift them through a sieve, and put only the intact hulls back into the pillow.
2. Storage and handling
When storing a buckwheat pillow, avoid high temperatures and humidity and keep it in a well-ventilated place.
If stored in a humid or poorly ventilated place, buckwheat hulls are more likely to attract mites and other common household insects. After use, dry the pillow regularly in the sun to keep it moisture-free. It is not eligible for return if it becomes infested with insects after use.
3. Allergic reactions
Some people are allergic to buckwheat. Please stop using the pillow if you have a physical reaction during use.
History of buckwheat pillows
Natural "buckwheat hulls" have long been a common material for pillows in Japan.
Generally, buckwheat hulls are what remains after buckwheat is harvested and dried in the sun for several days to remove the fruit. Because buckwheat hulls are a natural material, they absorb and dissipate moisture and are cool in the summer, making them popular among those familiar with their use.
As soba became popular in Japan during the Edo period (1603-1867), people began to recycle and utilize the hulls, a byproduct of grinding the buckwheat into flour. This may have been the result of the wisdom and ingenuity of Edo society, where life as a whole was based on recycling.
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