Sunday, December 18, 2016

Buckwheat hull pillows

One of the things I regret not buying in Japan is a buckwheat hull pillow - Yes, I know, I sound weird.

But buckwheat hull pillows may well be the next gluten-free craze. There are unconfirmed reports that they are good for allergy-sufferers as they harbour fewer dust mites than standard pillows. And that they are good for your neck and head, as they provide firmer support.

I don't know about any of that. I just know that I found them extremely comfortable. Firm, yes. But my neck felt really rested after a night's sleep on one of these. Or maybe it was the tatami mats and thin mattresses? Which, surprisingly, are very cosy too.

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