If you just get onto the Dakiland, you might have wondered: What size should a dakimakura be? And more importantly, why?
And in this article, you will find out the answer.
Why do you want to have a dakimakura? The typical reason to have your own dakimakura is actually quite straight forward.
The dakimakura in Japan have a long tradition of providing emotional support. They are thought of as comfort objects—not that different from a security blanket or a favorite stuffed toy. The name dakimakura is meant to be descriptive of how it’s used, a pillow to hug.
The Perfect Size
Unlike regular body pillows, which can come in a variety of dimensions and shapes, dakimakura have strict measurements. Traditional dakimakura are about 20 inches (50 cm) in width, and 63 inches (160 cm) in length.
Standard sizing for dakimakura is important. This isn’t just for the sake of accuracy, but because of the pillow’s well-known connection to the anime and manga community, as most of the Anime girls are in such heights, which is the general number of Japanese females. It might sound like a stretch, but it’s true.
150cm Vs 160cm
You might have come across and see some dakimakura are in 150cm length. Why?
Because international shipping costs are to blame!
Traditional dakimakura are 160 cm long and a little over 2 kg. In the early days of e-commerce, a pillow this size and weight would have cost at least twice as much to ship internationally as one just a little lighter.
Thus, the 150 cm long and 1.9 kg dakimakura was created for budget-conscious anime and manga fans outside of Japan.
With that being said, we still think it’s more important to bring the best dakimakura experience to all our fans. As a result we only offer 50x160cm size dakimakura as the only option, and we offer free shipping to all customers as well so you don’t need to worry about the shipping fees any more.
It’s time to standard sizing for dakimakura to 50x160cm only, and spread the daki culture to the world.
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