Have you stayed in a Ryokan (Japanese style Inn) and slept on a tatami mat? Didn’t you feel so comfortable to sleep on a thick mattress?
We are very excited to welcome Otafukuwata which is a provider of Futons and other cotton products in the Southern part of Japan, Fukuoka since 1875.
A National Certified Bedding Production Technician, Ms. Sachie Sato who will provide the Futon (Japanese Mattress) demonstration & Zabuton (Japanese Cushion) Making Workshop.
The Futon making demonstration is free of charge and anybody is welcome. It will be from 11:00am – 12:30pm.
The Zabuton making workshop is $50 and limited 5 people. It will be from 1:30pm to 4:30pm. You can take the cushion you made home in the end!
To purchase the seat for the workshop, please visit here. <SOLD OUT, THANK YOU!>
(from Otafukuwata website)
“The Japanese Futon Culture –
What is known as the “futon” in America is quite different from its Japanese namesake. The term actually refers to the square shikifuton (mattress) and kake-futon (comforter) bedding styles. The mattress and comforter futons of today have their roots in the Edo period (1603-1868). read more “