Futon is the Japanese word for mattress or pillow ... but are now synonymous with the western version - a mattress on a wooden frame. 

Japanese Futon

Futon mattresses use a simple mechanism to convert between a bed and a seat, making them ideal for guests. Japanese Futon

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Shiki comes from the Japanese meaning to lay; when combined with futon, it is spelt and pronounced with a 'b', hence Shikibuton. It consists of one or two futon to form a mattress which is normally laid directly on the floor.

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Kakeru is the verb meaning to lay on top - thus Kakebuton refers to a blanket.

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