Bedding Closet: Oshiire 

The oshiire is for storing futon (sleeping mattresses), makura (pillows), blankets and sheets.

The oshiire is used to store zabuton (sitting cushions) too.

The oshiire is a favorite place for children to hide!

Always remember that it is very bad manners to leave your bedding out in the daytime. Futon are regularly hung out on the veranda to absorb sunlight and dry out. Japan is very humid, and after awhile the futon will get flatter and harder if you don't air it regularly. After a couple hours soaking in the sun, put it away in the oshiire!

Japanese futon are not huge and heavy like American-style futon. They are usually made for one person.

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