I wrote in my previous post that I would post about Japanese futon, so here it is. We lived in Okinawa, Japan for two years before we moved back to the States and while we were there, I purchased two sets of Japanese style bed called futon shown above at NITORI. The store has cheap modern home goods and furniture and the prices are very reasonable. I used to love going to the store especially there was no IKEA in Okinawa.
We only use one set of futon and my older daughter sleeps in it since my younger one can still use her crib. So, the other set has been kept unopened in our storage. Futon is convenient for apartment living because of the space you get by not placing a bed in a room. It’s easy and fast to fold or unfold and put away in a closet. Just like in the photos. I have white square bowls I purchased at NITORI. I regret that I didn’t buy more since I love them! You can see some of their products here. They also have online catalogs. You’ll be surprised to see the prices. You think prices in Japan are high, but you find that it’s not necessarily true. NITORI is like Japanese version of Target. Could be even better.