Beans72 Organic Buckwheat Pillow - Japanese Size (14" x 20")
- 100% Cotton
- Made in USA
- Filling: 100% US Grown Organic Buckwheat Hulls. Casing: 100% Natural Unbleached Cotton.
- May relieve common sleeping problems such as; tension, muscle pain, stiff neck, headache and stress
- Will conform and adjust perfectly to your head, neck, and spine. Will NOT collapse like foam.
- The buckwheat hulls allow air to circulate throughout the pillow. Cooling it off quickly.
- The pillow weight is 4 - 5 lbs *Pillows are filled by volume. The weights are a guide and will vary based on seasonal crop conditions.
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Top Customer Reviews
The chief benefits of buckwheat pillows are good support and excellent breathability. The buckwheat husks in this pillow are small enough to feel smooth and densely packed enough to provide thicker support than feather pillows. The pillow conforms to the shape of your head or can be easily smoothed out by hand to the desired shape. There is no odor.
Moisture and heat dissipate very well through the pillow. I did not feel the need to flip the pillow over during the night and I awoke to a dry pillow unlike my experience with feather and polyester-filled pillows. Good riddance to waking up to a clammy pillow.
The size is markedly smaller than standard pillows but works well when I position my face near the edge of the pillow. Assuming there are other pillows on your bed to fill the decorative sham(s), the only disadvantage of the size is having to put a pillow case on sideways and folding it over. In Japan, they covered just the top side of the pillow with a cotton cloth that had ties to hold it in place. (Picture an apron with strings on both top and bottom.)
The directions call for occasionally washing the pillow covering. This will require emptying the loose buckwheat into some kind of container, which I don't look forward to, but ultimately, will make the pillow a better value than conventional pillows that eventually stain and are never the same after laundering.
Usually when I get a new pillow I have relief for a night or two, but then the pains come back. I was pretty sure there was just something wrong with me (arthritic deterioration?) and I was going to be living with this pain for the rest of my life. But not having given up hope completely, I recently tried a very well reviewed pillow with a water base that could be filled to suit. But that too turned out to be a disappointment after several nights use, experimenting with water fill levels. I mentioned all this to a friend and he told me about his great experience with buckwheat pillows. He added I should be sure to get one with a zipper and to experiment with the amount of fill to find my own comfort level. I wasn't highly optimistic because I already have a synthetic version claimed to be like a buckwheat pillow but with little soft beads in it. It was a disappointment. (I now recognize these are nothing at all like real buckwheat pillows)
But figuring the chance of getting rid of pain was worth one more gamble, I checked what was on Amazon and I read up on the Beans72 product. Reviewers commented on the good quality of the product and reinforced the concept of experimenting with the fill level, also praising that the Beans72 product gives you more buckwheat than you need, so you can take some out and save it for later use if needed. I also noted some people said you don't need more than the Japanese size, their smallest and least expensive. (I later found that to be true for me.) I was convinced enough to try one.Read more ›
The outer shell is very high quality: thick, durable muslin fabric with fine stitchwork and a good zipper. It is obvious that these pillows were painstakingly made and will last for many years.
The buckwheat hulls also seem to be of high quality: little to no broken pieces, no stems or debris, and nice and clean. Also, the seller offers additional plain buckwheat hulls for sale if/when the hulls compact over time (this is called polishing, it is explained in detail in the flyer that came with the pillows). This shouldn't be necessary for quite awhile, buckwheat hulls are very durable and we have had the mass-marketed and produced pillows we own for almost ten years.
These are very comfortable pillows and if you are in the market for a buckwheat hull pillow, I'm sure you will be very satisfied with this purchase.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have been using buckwheat pillow my whole life and introduced this pillow to my husband who is also falling in love with it. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Chia C.
Hard as a rock. Could not get to sleep with it. Tried to empty some of the filler thinking that would help. No difference. It is now in the trash.Published 5 days ago by Brad Helzer
A wonderful and supportive pillow to sleep on. Almost every night I had found myself folding over my old pillow in order to basically put under my neck as this was the most... Read morePublished 7 days ago by Jeanne
I like it, however it comes overstuffed. If you like flatter pillows, be sure to remove up to half of the stuffing.Published 8 days ago by Peter Harjung
This pillow is excellent. I have not previously slept on buckwheat pillows before, but I can highly recommend this pillow. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Austin Anderson
First night i slept on it I got a rash on my face. I think that it is because of the pillowcase. Perhaps finishing chemicals, like new clothes? Read morePublished 10 days ago by Lisa
Quick service. The pillow is hard, nice and firm. I had to remove a couple cups worth of beans to get it to fit my right, but now that I do I no longer wake with any shoulder or... Read morePublished 11 days ago by Jason Coplen