Obaachan no Makura- 1 min
– translation: My Grandmother’s Pillows –
I went through some of Marie Kondo’s cleaning methods recently and decluttered a lot of my house. It felt.. amazing! Some might say I got a little carried away, because I threw out my bulky futon couch and replaced it with this tatami mat. But, I don’t miss my couch at all, and my apartment smells wonderful, just like my grandmother’s tatami rooms.
I remember the pillows at my grandmother’s house. They were full of something like a bunch of small beans and they were kind of hard, nothing like the fluffy pillows in America. I looked it up, and found out that they were filled with buckwheat hulls. To complement the new addition to my apartment, I recently finished sewing 2 meditation pillows filled with these buckwheat hulls. Making them was super easy, I kind of followed this instructable, using a cast iron pan as a guide to make the circles for the seating part,
but made additional covers so I could wash them:
I’ll forever miss my childhood summers at my grandmother’s house but being able to bring a little of it back into my life everyday brings me a lot of joy!