The Shikibuton is a traditional Japanese mattress that's lightweight and versatile. Our version of the Shikibuton is an all-natural, healthy sleeping option. Made with a 3" natural latexcore insulated with a thin layer of Premium Eco Wool and surrounded by an organic canvas encasement. The canvas encasement is the perfect fit for a latex mattress, durable and soft to the touch. Comfortable and firm, the Shikibuton has an ILD rating of 28. (In two of these photos, you see our Shikibuton paired with the HLO Wool & Latex Topper.) Because of its lightweight, flexible design, you can easily fold it up and store in a closet when not in use. This versatility allows you to maximize sleeping space with minimal impact. A great, low-profile choice for a tiny house, studio apartment, extra guest accommodation, or anywhere you need to save some space.
Before folding up for storage, give your Shikibuton a few quick shakes. A few times a year, refresh your Shikibuton with fresh air on an overcast day (direct sunlight can break down latex over time); it can easily be draped over a porch or deck railing. If keeping your Shikibuton in use for an extended period of time, alternately flip (turning it over) and rotate (head to foot) every few months for even wear. Spot clean only.
The Shikibuton is designed to rest on a breathable surface. We recommend placing it atop a slatted bed frame or, if placed on the floor, a roll of slats. We offer a variety of beautiful bed frames that pair perfectly with this mattress. Make sure your mattress has what it needs for proper support.
Holy Lamb Organics warranties this product to be free of defects in materials or workmanship for a period of 20 years. For complete details, see our warranty information.
High quality, perfect size, aesthetically pleasing, and excellent sleep support. It also shipped in a highly protected and accessible way, rolled up in plastic sheeting and a cardboard box. I love me some Holy Lamb Organics!
Comfortable, but hard to store
Our guests praised the mattresses as very comfortable.
But we were wrong thinking they would be simple to fold and store
after the guests left.
Actually, even "folded up", they take up a large chunk of space. We finally just
"stored" both mattresses spread flat on one bedframe, and folded away the unused
This solution eats more space in our basement than we had imagined.
Too bad there isn't a twin mattress that does easily go compact for storage.
We (and the dog) love it!
My husband and I purchased this mattress to use underneath our aging shikibuton from Japan that was no longer offering enough support. The mattress is great--neither too soft nor too firm, well-made, and non-toxic (no need to air it out before sleeping on it). I'm not exaggerating when I say that my dog got excited when she realized that we were adding some extra softness to our bed, and she has clearly been loving the new and improved sleep situation ever since. All three of us are sleeping better, too. I would highly recommend this product and company!
The best investment!
My boys 4 + 2 love their mattresses. We have them on their floors and will be getting them floor frames and we are so excited their beds are toxin free!
I absolutely love the firmness of this Shikibuton! I’ve been getting the best sleep ever since it was delivered. I ordered a full size and regret not ordering a queen instead. I will eventually sell it to get a larger one.