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Organic Japanese Shikibuton- Thin cotton mattress

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Shikibuton is a japanese thin mattress (4"), similar to Indian cotton thin mattress. Our organic Shikibuton is best experienced on slats or bare floor. 

Check out our Video review of the Shikifuton to get a closer look.  
Shikibuton video

We offer a sample of the shikibuton, select MINI from size dropdown.


Thin cotton organic mattress, shikibuton like made in Japan.


affordable organic mattress

Our Shikibuton is made for organic sleeping retaining the core construction of an Asian cotton mattress. If you are comparing organic cotton to non-organic cotton, the one factor to remember is cotton is by far the largest user of pesticide across all crops.  Most cotton mattresses will have a musty smell, this is due to the non organic cotton and mixing chemical fills like polyester fibers. 


Organic Wool

All our organic cotton mattress are made with wool, this made in japan style shikibuton is also from Portland organic wool. The original shikibuton does not have any wool hence when they are imported into US there is a chemical layer of fire sock added. Our shiki mattress passes fire standards by using natural wool, which is not just premium but also expensive. We do also do not have to use poly foam boric acid to meet fire tests, these are pure shikibutons even better than those made in Osaka.  The wool is not  virgin wool or Joma wool but 100% certified organic wool blended from multiple sheep breeds. Wool is  resitant to moisure and ensure heat is disspirated evenly, it is very good for allergies. 


back pain mattress

The top layer of the shiki is an organic cotton canvas fabric imported from India, this is truly how cotton mattress are made and need to be slept on. The finish is a bit rough yet soft, made like a canvas and it is absolutely sturdier than tickings or fabric found on other mattress. If you read our description of the Japanese organic futon or Indian cotton mattress, you know that it is a beautiful GOTS organic cotton ticking.The wool is layered behidn the ticking and ensures a soft backing to the fabric. 

Just like in Japan and India, shiki is... 


Just like our thicker cotton mattress, these are also handmade and made to order.  This is a two sided mattress, which means you can flip it over for the same comfort and same feel. There is a heavy duty zipper running across one side of the mattress that gives you a view of the filling inside, note this cover cannot be removed.  There are multiple hand stitched threads on top, also called tufts, that help to hold the cotton wadding and the wool together. Cotton mattresses are known to lump up hence this ensure a continous smooth surface that does not shift. We always share the guidance that retain the life of your mattress by layering on an organic cotton mattress pad.  

Thin cotton mattressshikibuton cotton

firm mattress


Our 4" thinner shikibuton (organic shiki futon) can be used to relieve back pain.
There are studies on how Indians use this ergonomic mattress shown to help lower back issues.
Cotton futons are normally used on used on ventilated tatami mats or with narrow hard slats. 
Always consult a medical provider as this is not meant to cure a disorder or disease. 


Most certified organic futon cotton mattressOrganic Latex  Non GMO mattress  Organic mattress  Organic wool

Free ship

Free Shipping 

We ship all our products, for no cost, it totally free. Given this is a natural mattress, we do not offer any returns and for that reason we provide a mini or sample mattress that you can try to be sure this will meet your sleep needs. 

Mini futon

FREE Sample, refunded after sale

We provide a sample mattress to experience our organic build and the premium quality, select MINI from dropdown. The price of the order is credited to your account and can be refunded towards a future cotton mattress purchase. This mini can be used as a spare pillow or a yoga seat.

Warranty5-Year Warranty and 90 Day Exchange

We can assure you that the futon organic mattress will last beyond ten years, if you maintain it well. Our Warranty is for 5 years and we offer a 90 Day Comfort Exchange which can be initiated 15 days following the original delivery date of your mattress. Read about our warranty and exchange policy is here.

Affordable price

Unbeatable Prices

Our passion is to get more people sleeping on natural mattress, truly believe in this. So we want to make this healthy choice affordable for you, we can almost promise you that finding another mattress at our price for our quality will be difficult. 

Organic mattress queen  All US sizes -Organic cotton futon mattress in King, Cal King, Queen, Double/Full, Twin XL and Twin. 
organic bed  Mattress is weighed - Given its natural fibers, our organic futon is filled by weight and hence the height may vary by a few inches. 

FAQs : Futons, Shikibutons

Aren't cotton mattresses inexpensive and used for sofa beds, why is this mattress highly priced?
Are there different types of cotton batting, is this the same as found in Japan and India?
What is the construction of the 4” vs the 8” mattress?
How does one take care for the mattress?
Why should I buy a mattress pad for our sleeping surface?
How to clean or address spillages?
What type of cotton fabric or ticking cover is around the mattress?
What type of fire barrier does this mattress have?
Do you manufacture overseas or in the US?
Can I get it a faster assembly of an order?
Can we custom make a mattress?
How easy is it to flip the mattress?
How is the mattress packed in the shipping box ?
Should we remove the mattress immediately?
How heavy are the organic cotton futon mattresses?
What is the return policy? Can I get a full refund if I don’t like it?
Can I buy it on other online retail shops?
There are popular memory foam mattresses online with free trial nights, why should we buy a cotton mattress?
We have allergies in our family, how is cotton and wool mattress for allergies?
Is this mattress cover removable for cleaning, how do we protect it?
How should the mattress be placed?
Where can I read more about cotton, wool and fire safety?
How can we avoid any bacterial or mico-organism growth?
Given its a natural wool mattress, should we expect dust mite ?



Stanford R 10/25/2019
Did not want to get out of bed!

I’m very happy with my new Shikibuton! I slept very well the first night, and didn’t want to get out of bed in the morning. (from google review)

  • 1 out of 1 people found this review useful.
Ankita K 10/18/2018
King mattress- very comfortable

We do like the mattress, just been 2 weeks.

    Sacha F 09/19/2018
    Waking up feeling more rested

    Thank you for following up. Overall, I am very pleased with my order. I'm sleeping the best I've ever slept and waking up feeling more rested than I have ever felt.

    • 1 out of 1 people found this review useful.
    Aditi V 06/26/2018
    Mini helps, waiting for mattress.

    The mini samples are great cushion, and we will be using them as such. I really do appreciate the opportunity to physically feel the product before buying it, it is difficult to truly judge what its going to feel like as a mattress. I will provide more detailed feedback once we use the actual mattress.

      Madhuri k 02/06/2018
      Twin after trying the mini sample

      We bought the twin for our toddler daughter but I slept on it one day before she started to sleep on it. It was amazing, it was not bundling, it didn't get hot that's the problem that I have with the traditional mattress and I woke up next day refreshed. We will definitely reach out to you to buy a new one for us.

        Nat E 09/15/2017
        Mini sample- very good

        My futon is 20 years old & with the purchase of organic mattress pad gave new life. I purchased 4" thick mini sample, its made well with no chemical I have to dicide on a 4" or 8" mattress. The owner has a wonderful personality & does not pressure you into buying

        • 1 out of 1 people found this review useful.
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        Organic Japanese Shikibuton- Thin cotton mattress

        Organic Japanese Shikibuton- Thin cotton mattress

        Shikibuton is a japanese thin mattress (4"), similar to Indian cotton thin mattress. Our organic Shikibuton is best experienced on slats or bare floor. 

        Check out our Video review of the Shikifuton to get a closer look.  
        Shikibuton video

        We offer a sample of the shikibuton, select MINI from size dropdown.

        Write your review

        Why Bed and Wood

        Latex mattress queen 

        • Fully transparent- We hide nothing and are passionate about natural sleep materials.
        • Unique thin 5" latex and cotton mattresses.
        • Mattress with wool or with natural fire sock, so you can decide how your natural preference.
        • We keep our margins low and prices very competitive to help you afford a superior quality product.
        • All  mattress are made in  USA. Our cotton wool mattress comes with the most complete organic certifications in the industry.

        Organic materials, certifications of all our mattress

        USDA Organic Cotton, wool, and latex. Organic LatexGlobal Organic Latex Standard.Non GMOCotton, Latex and Wool.Organic woolWool.Texas organic cottonCotton, where its grown.