16" x 22" (Medium) Buckwheat Hull Pillow

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Product Overview

Our recommended size for most people! The 16" x 22" medium buckwheat hull pillow is slightly larger than the standard Japanese pillow size, allowing for more room around your head. Price will vary based on fill amount. The recommended fill amount is 5.5 to 6.5 pounds of hulls. See our chart for how thick these weights are.

Recommended Fill Amounts

% of
in pounds
in inches
60 5.5 2 7/8"
65 6 3 1/8"
70 6.5 3 1/2"

The buckwheat hulls will shift under the weight of your head, but lacking the extra space that the larger pillows provide, they will not move as much by morning, so your head will end up at pretty much the same height as when you fell asleep, while still not feeling as cramped as the smallest size. See how to fluff the pillow then come back here to order.

All of our pillows are made with 100% cotton downproof ticking and filled with the hulls of Canadian-grown buckwheat.

Add an outer pillow case!
The outer pillow case is open on one end like a standard pillow case so you can wash it more frequently than the inner zippered case. The fabric is the same high quality 100% cotton downproof ticking that we use for the zippered pillow case.

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Discount is automatically calculated at checkout. Products must be the same size to receive the discount, but can be different fill amounts.

Warranty Information

Our pillows come with a 45-day money back satisfaction guarantee and a 1-year warranty on the workmanship.


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  • 5

    Posted by Cody L on Jul 06, 2014

    Got my wonderful kuseno pillow a few weeks ago and have enjoyed an excellent nights sleep every night since then! I've recommended this pillow to everyone I know that needs/wants a better nights sleep! This is a must have!!

  • 5

    Posted by Happy sleeper on Jan 29, 2014

    Finally! After trying and spending $$ on every type of pillow to alleviate a sore neck every morning, this one does it! I sleep mostly on my side and find the instruction to shove pillow under shoulder first is bang on. It is amazing how comfortable this pillow is. I didn't need any time to adjust and appreciate a much better sleep and no soreness when I awake. I purchased the smaller size and find it perfect, I think the larger size wouldn't be as easy to manipulate. Very happy, thank you!

  • 5
    After adjustments, best sleep in a long time.

    Posted by Glen on Dec 25, 2013

    It took a few nights to get the right amount of fill for me, but once I did, my sleep hasn't been better. As I sometimes work overnights, my sleep happens during the day when I don't get into a deep enough sleep that every noise wakes me up. Once I had the right fill of buckwheat hulls in the pillow, I found my sleep was much more deep and relaxing; I was getting my required amount of sleep without interruption. This pillow is very, very comfortable once the right fill amount has been met.

  • 5
    Finally, a sore-neck free night's sleep!

    Posted by Lorna Appleby on Nov 27, 2013

    High quality craftsmanship; each pillow is zipped so you can add or remove the hulls as you want to for a customized experience. I liken them to sleeping on a beanbag, without the lumps.

    When I sleep, I normally wake up every forty minutes to an hour, get up to move around due to pain, then go back to bed, readjust my pillow and try to get back to sleep. That getting back to sleep used to take between ten and fifteen minutes. Since switching to a Kuseno pillow, I don't have to adjust the pillow, I just have to fall on my bed and am go back to sleep. My stiff neck and vague headaches on waking up are a thing of the past .

    If you enjoy a firm pillow, Kuseno is perfect for you out of the gate. I, personally, like a bit of sponge to my pillow, so I slipped a flattened cheap pillow into the case and it's perfect. The inserts they offer probably work even better! The buckwheat holds the shape I want, the much abused cheapy pillow, adds a bit of softness and I sleep as well as I have since before I first met fibromyalgia.

    I give Kuseno pillows a very big thumbs up, and not just because they'd probably give a great whumpf in a pillow fight!

  • 5
    Awesome Pillow!

    Posted by Donna E. on Sep 12, 2013

    I needed a firm pillow. I have neck problems (soft tissue injuries) and couldn't sleep very well at night because of it. It only took three days to get used to this pillow and once I did, it has been absolutely awesome! I no longer wake with neck tension. I still have neck issues during the day but no longer at night/waking up. This pillow has really helped!

    I would highly recommend this pillow to anyone that has neck problems. Goodbye flat pillow, hello being comfy!

  • 5
    AMAZING Pillow!

    Posted by Diane Sterne on Aug 30, 2013

    I had the BEST night's sleep I've had in months using this pillow. It cradles your head and neck and I woke without neck pain for the first time since I can remember. I used to use an obus pillow but it wasn't working for me. Into the trash it will go. This is the only pillow I am going to be using now. Thanks Kuseno!! I would highly recommend this amazing product. I have the 16 X 22 size buckwheat hull pillow. It's perfect for me.

  • 5
    Best Pillow, Great Sleep

    Posted by Heather Lutz on Aug 11, 2013

    I noticed a HUGE difference the very first night using my Kuseno pillow. I have two of them now and use both every night. I have the largest pillow filled at 10lbs and a smaller one at 6lbs. Both are the perfect amount of fill for my use. I use the larger pillow lengthwise down my back and then the smaller one for my head.
    I'm a back sleeper due to some medical things going on and I was having back pain every night sleeping and in the mornings with a multitude of pillows. Now with my buckwheat hull pillows I just jump out of bed in the mornings (as my body will allow) and do not start the day with a sore back. I'm extremely happy and I have told all my friends and anyone else that I feel would benefit. These are the best purchases I have ever made as sleep is so important! I now sleep like a baby or the dead, whichever. Thank you so much Kuseno for making such a quality product. I can see that you have put a lot of thought into your product and that you really care about your customers and the public at large. I read your personal story and fully understand now myself why you would like to share this with the world!

  • 5
    Finally I don't wake up in pain!

    Posted by Unknown on Jun 09, 2013

    After one night on this pillow, my neck hurt a lot less. After 4-5 nights, I don't wake up in pain anymore! I found that with the padded insert, I had to take some hulls out. But now I don't use the insert so I put the hulls back in and 5 pounds is perfect! Thank you, Kuseno!