Cotton Shikibuton

The Shikibuton japanese futon is a traditional bed usually used on tatamis and folded during the day to be stored.  The cotton compresses over time and offers a firm comfort.  In the West, these futons are used more often by persons who are looking for a very firm and grounded sleeping surface or travelers that have experienced this type of comfort. They also make a very convenient and stylish guest bed.  

  • The production time for the Cotton Shikibuton is 3-5 weeks. The Eucalyptus Shikibuton is usually faster to receive.
  • All-Natural
  • Heat-regulating
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Made in Quebec
  • No Excess Packaging
  • Soft and Durable Fabric

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Futon d’or : Manufacturer Since 1981

Estimated Production Time : 0-4 weeks.

  • Our mattresses, futons and bolster cushions are hand-crafted using very few machinery and minimum packaging to reduce environmental impact.
  • All our products are inspected one by one for quality control.
  • The mattresses are standard North American sizes, select the needed size for more details.
  • We can make custom-size mattresses, futons and covers for all kind of usage : special size, floor cushions, recreational vehicule or other personalized project. Contact us with details about your project.

Special Orders Production Time : 4-6 weeks.


Cotton Shikibuton Components

The Cotton Shikibuton is made only of cotton layers for a more traditonal feel. Compared to our Eucalyptus Shikibuton , it will become more compacted with use.

This all-natural Shikibuton contains :

  • Made of four layers of cotton fiber.
  • The initial thickness is approximatelay 4″ and gradually compresses.

The symmetrical confection allows a rotation of the Shikibuton and makes it last much longer.

Recommended for sleepers looking for :

  • a fresh, hypoallergenic, dust-mites resistant mattress with no toxic fire retardants added.
  • a mattress entirely made of natural components.
  • A traditional japanese mattress that offers a firm sleeping surface.
  • A mattress that can easily be rolled or folded. Two straps are sown at the bottom to tie the futon.

Recommendations and care

  • Shikibutons are not meant to be used on a futon frame as you would feel the slats. Tatamis are recommended to keep the mattress off the ground and prevent humidity and molding, which is not covered by warranty.
  • A removable and washable cover is a great addition to your Shikibuton in long term.
  • Keep your Shikibuton clean with an occasionnal vaccum. Rolling and shaking the mattress will give back volume to the fibers and fresh air and sun will kill bacteria.
  • Make sure to rotate your Shikibuton to prevent humidity accumulation.

The Cotton Shikibuton Japanese Futon, made entirely of cotton layers for a more traditional feel, provides a firm and grounded sleeping surface.

For a wider range of authentic and comfortable Japanese futon options, explore our collection.

Component Description – Cotton Fiber

Cotton fiber is used in our mattresses to add comfort by taking the body shape and absorb the humidity. A fresher sleeping surface will result in less movements and a better sleep.

The white cotton comes from the cotton flower that undergoes mechanical modifications. The jagged flowers are getting rid of their shell by passing through different vibration stages. Once the cotton is clean, a small percentage of polyester fibers are added to it following the futon flammability requirements in Canada. This cotton is naturally white and not chemically treated. The compound is distributed in layers of different sizes. We only use cotton in layers in the making of our futons. The cotton in layers is more resistant to compression and it allows to avoid any movement of the material inside the mattress.

Shikibuton Size Chart : Boreal Bed-size Tatamis

When used with Boreal bed-size tatamis, refer to the configuration image beside to determine the amount of tatami mats trequired to match the mattress size.

Shikibuton Size Chart : Traditional Tatamis

When used with Traditional tatamis, refer to the configuration image beside to determine the amount of tatami mats trequired to match the mattress size.

The Boreal Mattress Vision

Our Mattresses

We believe a mattress of quality is :
Healthy – Naturally hypoallergenic and without the addition of toxic flame retardants
Durable – Durable components to provide a true long-term value
Comfortable – Firm yet flexible support, and temperature regulating for a restorative sleep


Respect for our Customers
Transparent approach without any marketing gimmicks or false promotional offers
Detailed information on the materials used
Respect for the Environment
Environmentally friendly handcrafting process requiring minimal equipment
A $10 donation per mattress sold will be made to the organization Nature Conservancy Canada