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A zabuton (座布団, Japanese pronunciation: ) is a Japanese cushion for sitting. The zabuton is generally used when sitting on the floor and may also be used when sitting on a chair. In a more casual setting, the zabuton can be used in conjunction with a zaisu, a type of Japanese legless chair, with or without an accompanying kyōsoku (脇息), a Japanese-style armrest. Ordinarily, any place in Japan where seating is on the floor will be provided with zabuton for sitting comfort. A typical zabuton measures 50–70 cm (20–30 inches) square and is several centimetres thick when new.

Traditional Japanese chair with a zabuton and a separate armrest

Zabuton are found throughout Japan and enter many aspects of the culture.

  • In Zen meditation, practitioners sit on zafu, which is typically placed on top of a zabuton. The zabuton cushions the knees and ankles.
  • In sumo, members of the audience throw zabuton toward the ring after the upset of a yokozuna by a lower-ranked wrestler, despite the dangers.
  • In rakugo, performers are not allowed to rise from their zabuton for the duration of their skit.
  • In yose, notably on the long-running television show Shōten, comedians receive zabuton as a form of scoring.
  • In jidaigeki, according to a stereotype, the boss prisoner in a jail cell receives all the zabuton from his or her cell mates.
  1. Ryall, Julian (20 October 2008). "Japan bans cushion throwing at sumo tournament". The Telegraph. Tokyo.

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Zabuton Language Watch Edit This article needs additional citations for verification Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources Unsourced material may be challenged and removed Find sources Zabuton news newspapers books scholar JSTOR September 2014 Learn how and when to remove this template message A zabuton 座布団 Japanese pronunciation d za bɯ ᵝto ɴ is a Japanese cushion for sitting The zabuton is generally used when sitting on the floor and may also be used when sitting on a chair In a more casual setting the zabuton can be used in conjunction with a zaisu a type of Japanese legless chair with or without an accompanying kyōsoku 脇息 a Japanese style armrest Ordinarily any place in Japan where seating is on the floor will be provided with zabuton for sitting comfort A typical zabuton measures 50 70 cm 20 30 inches square and is several centimetres thick when new Traditional Japanese chair with a zabuton and a separate armrest Zabuton are found throughout Japan and enter many aspects of the culture In Zen meditation practitioners sit on zafu which is typically placed on top of a zabuton The zabuton cushions the knees and ankles In sumo members of the audience throw zabuton toward the ring after the upset of a yokozuna by a lower ranked wrestler despite the dangers 1 In rakugo performers are not allowed to rise from their zabuton for the duration of their skit In yose notably on the long running television show Shōten comedians receive zabuton as a form of scoring In jidaigeki according to a stereotype the boss prisoner in a jail cell receives all the zabuton from his or her cell mates See also EditFutonReferences Edit Ryall Julian 20 October 2008 Japan bans cushion throwing at sumo tournament The Telegraph Tokyo External links Edit Media related to Zabuton at Wikimedia Commons Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Zabuton amp oldid 1028253014, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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