This tatami box pillow is made of natural Japanese igusa rush, the same as used to make traditional tatami flooring. Igusa has many unique properties. The overlapping honeycomb-like hexagonal structures found inside each stalk allows igusa to absorb formaldehyde, nitrogen dioxide and unwanted odours. Igusa is also a deodorizer as it contains phytoncides - antimicrobial organic compounds - which emit a natural, grassy fragrance, to freshen the air. Igusa is 2.5 times as moisture absorbent as cotton.
This box pillow is large enough to use as a day pillow, a back support or an arm rest. It works well on a bed or couch, to rest the head or provide body support. The stuffing is from memory foam, so maintains its shape and stiffness during and after use.
The edges are trimmed with blue Japanese denim, blue-gray Japanese denim, or striped hickory.
Dimensions: 30cm (L) x 15cm (W)
The motto of IKEHIKO Co. is to “make life delightful”. The company is based in Fukuoka Prefecture and was established in 1886. IKEHIKO specialises in home applications for igusa, the Japanese rush used in homes for centuries. The company's products convey igusa's traditional charms, while being suited to contemporary lifestyles and modern homes.