The origin of the Kyoto zabuton cushion
It is said if you search for the root of the zabuton cushion, you will find what was known as shitone (茵). A square rug made with a smaller rug woven with straw or the like as the core and the edges were adorned with silk fabrics. Shitone was commonly only used by the people of high ranks, such as the emperor and shogun during the Heian period.
The practice of Japanese hospitality that is passed down from generation to generation is represented in Takaokaya's Kyoto Zabuton Cushion. Made by talented craftsmen with perfected traditional techniques. Takaokaya's Zabuton Cushions have three major characteristics.