Ichida Kyoto Gorone Hinoki Cypress Pillow

Wood pellets-filling traditional pillow

It isn't only futon on tatami mats: traditional Japanese-style bedding also includes a special type of pillow, which is a definite must-have if you really want to transform your sleeping habits. And if you are going in that direction, why not take an extra step and try something really original like the Ichida Kyoto Gorone Hinoki Cypress Pillow? What is it that makes it so original? The hint is in the name: hinoki is one of Japan's most characteristic trees (a type of cypress, actually) with an amazing fragrance.

How does that relate to the Ichida Kyoto Gorone Hinoki Cypress Pillow? Ichida Kyoto's artisans have prepared four liters' worth of real hinoki pellets and used them to fill the 100% cotton case of this 18 x 30 cm (7 x 12") blue or pink pillow. Like all traditional Japanese pillows, height can be adjusted through the cords on one side (the other has a zipper so you can take out the filling and wash the case). Traditionally, these pillows are filled with buckwheat chaff but the hinoki pellets are more comfortable and adjustable to your head position, plus the fragrance makes it seem like you are sleeping in a Japanese forest!

Specs and Features:

  • Colors: blue, pink
  • Adjustable height
  • Washable case
  • Dimensions: 18 x 30 cm (7 x 12")
  • Materials: cotton 100% (case), hinoki cypress pellets 100% (filling)
  • Filling capacity: 4 liters
  • Weight: approx. 1.2 kg (2.6 lbs)
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US$ 71
(Option prices include additional shipping costs if applicable)