During our trip, we were lucky enough to be able to visit the brand new Musubi store in Kyoto, one of the largest Furoshiki houses in Japan.
We had an appointment at this place, which had opened three days before our arrival, to make a selection of furoshiki for our store in Paris. I was overflowing with excitement at the idea of taking the time to choose beautiful fabrics! There were pretty flowers everywhere, offered to congratulate them on this opening.
In this beautiful boutique, everything is harmonious and carefully designed. The space is bright, the furniture is sober, which allows you to appreciate each model of Japanese fabrics. At the back of the store there is a space dedicated to workshops with projected videos to learn the different knots. We had a great time admiring the incredible range of colors and patterns...
The art of furoshiki is respectful and gentle, it is a very practical and ecological method of wrapping. The term Musubi is pronounced Mussubi comes from "musu"/to be born and "bi"/beauty. This word also evokes the action of tying. Founded in 1937, Musubi is a family company in Kyoto. Mr Yamada, the current CEO, and his sister Etsuko have contributed to modernizing the image of furoshiki. He strategically opened his first store in a very trendy area in Tokyo in 2005 and this year, he finally opened his new store in Kyoto. We can say that Musubi has reached a new stage in his progression.
If you have the opportunity to travel to Kyoto I highly recommend this address!
Here is their website: http://www.musubi-online.com/
The store is located:
Kyoto Nakagyo ku
Higashiiru Masuya-cho 67
ZIP Code 604-8111
Discover some furoshiki models on our e-shop and more choices in our store in Paris.
Since then, we have collaborated with Musubi and created an exclusive Adeline Klam range! Find the article on this partnership .
Here are some basic furoshiki folds:
Discover other furoshiki knots and folds:
My passion for furoshiki pushed me to publish a book on this art: "L'Atelier Furoshiki - Discover the Japanese art of fabric folding".
See you soon for new colorful encounters! :)