Futon mattress cover – One of the most characteristic elements of traditional Japanese houses are tatamis. It is a special type of tapestry of approximately 5 cm thick, made with modules of straw of pressed rice, covered in its upper part by a thin rush mat and topped with brocades or a simple band of dark color.
The futon mattress cover can be placed individually, in pairs and also can be used to cover entirely a room. In traditional Japanese architecture they had standard measures and were used as a module to size the different rooms. Originally they were only in the houses of the upper classes. Japanese houses nowadays usually have at least one room paved with tatamis , to celebrate the ceremony of the tea or to receive guests. These spaces have a very versatile character and are very suitable for practicing yoga or gymnastics.
Mattresses that are placed on the mat and used as a seat or bed are called futons. The Japanese futon mattress cover have a thickness of 5 cm and consisting of a cover and a cotton or other artificial material. They are designed to be folded and stored during the day, allowing the mat to be ventilated and the room used for other activities.