Zabuton (座布団) is a traditional Japanese cushion with nearly 1000 years of history. Originally, zabuton indicated high status and was only used by people such as the emperor and members of the imperial court, or the most revered of Buddhist monks.
Now, zabuton is part of daily life and is central to the Japanese omotenashi culture of hospitality. Our Kyoto zabuton is made true to the traditions of our unique city but has been also been adapted for greater stability and comfort.
The Kyoto Zabuton Cushion has been gaining popularity for meditational use.
Sizes (Approx.): S (50×55 cm), M (55×59 cm), L (59×63 cm)
Fabric: 100% Linen
Tassel: 100% Silk
Filling: 100% Cotton
Filling Weight: 1.0kg / 1.2kg / 1.4kg
The linen used is called Kibira. It is different from normal linen because it is produced using traditional techniques, where the threads are made by cutting the linen stock and soaking it for 1-2 days. This soaking process will not only remove the dirt on the surface of the stock but also splits the stock into fine threads and joint them back together. The presence of the black and white color streaks on the thread on the finished product is due to sun exposure. Parts of the stem which are exposed turns black, while the inner part of the stem produces white threads.
＊Please note that the actual color of the product might be slightly different.