Travel to Japan: Musubi and the Art of Furoshiki

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.

Musubi and the art of Furoshiki

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.

Musubi and the art of Furoshiki

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...

Musubi and the art of Furoshiki

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.

Musubi and the art of Furoshiki

Etsuko Yamada studied Fine Arts and is a specialist in Kyoto culture. She has published several books on furoshiki and is very dynamic in promoting this art in Japan, as well as in foreign countries. This duo is a real strength of this traditional house. They work with contemporary illustrators like Minä Perhonen, Cochae or Karacho, to update old traditional motifs. Musubi also offers furoshiki in new materials. The "Aquadrop" series is made with waterproof fabrics and expands the use of furoshiki.

Musubi and the art of Furoshiki

If you have the opportunity to travel to Kyoto I highly recommend this address!
Here is their website:

The store is located:
Kyoto Nakagyo ku
Sanjo-dori Sakai-machi
Higashiiru Masuya-cho 67
ZIP Code 604-8111
Tel: 075-212-7222

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:

Musubi and the art of Furoshiki

Discover other furoshiki knots and folds:

FUROSHIKI TUTORIAL: Folding the basic bag

FUROSHIKI TUTORIAL Folding the backpack

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! :)



  • Adeline Klam

    PIEL > Bonjour Sophie ! La production des furoshiki Musubi se situe bien au Japon, et non en Chine, dans diverses manufactures textiles japonaises en fonction des matières produites.

  • piel

    Bonjour, ?
    Je sais bien que les tissus Muzubi sont créés au Japon mais j’aimerais savoir où de situe la production , je me demandais si elle était en Chine ?
    Merci de votre réponse
    Sophie Piel /

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