Edo (indigo)

With its indigo-dyed fabrics and historical Japanese patternwork, our Edo collection is both nod and love letter to the culture that makes our atelier tick.

Of dyes and men

Aizome, or indigo dyeing, has been a part of Japanese history for over a thousand years. First cultivated in the sixth century, the Persicaria tinctoria plant initially found its rich hues reserved only for aristocracy; by the 17th century, though, indigo-dyed materials could be found in every household.

Every pattern in our Edo collection draws from this rich, extensive history. From the diamonds on the Takeda family crest to the beautiful calligraphy of the iroha syllabary poem, each pattern is both ornate in its dyework and a touchpoint for Japanese history.

Socially conscious craftsmanship

Every Musubi journal is handbound in Singapore by a team of artisans with physical and intellectual disabilities. Your purchase funds employment opportunities for these talented individuals.

Gift packaging included

Every diary comes ready to gift, packaged in a Musubi box with a certificate hand-signed by our team of artisans with disabilities. The certificate doubles as a bookmark and has a grid guide sheet printed on its reverse side.