Tri-Fold Mattress This is not a traditional piece in the Japanese bed setup. However, many westerners prefer the normality of having a mattress under them while they doze off. They do provide an extra layer of comfort and will stand the test of time due to their 10 year polyurethane foam base. These can double as a convenient guest bed!
Tweet Should we all just say bye-bye to beds? Sleeping on the ground is for camping and cavemen, right? Surely beds are the apex of civilization! Not necessarily. Having lived in several apartments in Japan where I slept on the floor, I can personally attest to it having a lot of advantages. So much so that when given the choice between the two, I often pick the floor over the bed. Why would you ever want to sleep on the hard ground instead of a soft bed?
Choosing Japanese Noren Curtains Noren are Japanese traditional curtains composed of one or more vertical panels. In Japan, you can see them in front of shops and restaurants with the name or logo of the place or as a protection from the sun, heat, cold, wind and dust. Noren curtains are actually a sign that the place is open for business.