Some items of the common peoples' bedding... Kukurimakura: A kind of pillow used by the people at the beginning of the Edo period, this was a rectangular cloth bag stuffed with buckwheat chaff, used tea leaves and cotton. Both ends were tied off, with tassels attached as a finishing touch. Kimakura: A box-shaped pillow made from wood only. Hakomakura: A combination of a kukurimakura placed on top of a box-shaped kimakura, with the parts tied together at the centre. This pillow came about because people needed a high pillow to prevent their hair collapsing during the night. Senbeibuton: A thin futon (quilted Japanese-style mattress) with very little cotton stuffing. Negoza: A straw mat spread out on top of the senbeibuton to help deal with summer perspiration.