Japanese Makura cushion filled with buckwheat husks

The traditional Japanese cushion: the Makura

Japanese Makura cushions, also known as sarassin husk cushions, are traditional Japanese cushions filled with sarassin husks. These cushions have been used for centuries in Japan to help people sleep comfortably and relieve various body pains.

The origin of Makura cushions dates back to the Edo period in Japan, where they were considered luxury items. Over time, these cushions became more affordable and were widely used by the Japanese for their many benefits.

The main advantage of sarassin husk cushions is their ability to adapt to the shape of the user’s body, providing optimal support for the spine, neck and shoulders. Due to their shape and natural filling material, these cushions offer better air circulation, which helps regulate body temperature during sleep.

In addition to improving sleep quality, Makura pillows can also help relieve body aches and pains, including neck pain and headaches. Their breathable properties also help alleviate the symptoms of allergies and asthma.

In addition, Makura cushions are also recommended for people suffering from stress and anxiety, as they can help relax the body and soothe the mind. Because of their comfort and support, these cushions are also popular with pregnant women to relieve lower back and abdominal pain.

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