This week, we have one little question to ask you: are Japanese futons awesome, or are they awful?
One thing that divides groups of even the most hardcore Japanophiles when they arrive in the country is the issue of whether futons – that is to say the thin, padded mattresses and not the Western-style pull-out beds – are an invention of pure genius or the work of the devil.
To some, futons are the perfect solution to living in a smaller property: they can be folded up and hidden in a cupboard when not in use, they’re comfy, and they can be spread pretty much anywhere large enough to accommodate a horizontal person. And, hey, millions of Japanese can’t be wrong, can they?
But to others, futons are simply awful. Too hard, too close to the floor (ever seen a spider scurry across the bedroom floor at night? Now imagine you’re lying in a futon and picture that again), and one just one more thing to have to deal with in the morning.
Yes, the issue of whether futons are awesome or awful has never truly been settled. That is, until now. This weekend, we – the readers of RocketNews24, its writers, and, hell, maybe even those guys who keep stealing our stuff – are going to settle this once and for all.
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