Manekineko (fortune cats)

Fortune cats beckon from across a sea of hexagons filled with traditional Japanese patterns. Our most playful print, and immensely popular.

Calling out to fortune

With its beatific expression and raised paw, the manekineko, or fortune cat, has been a staple on the front shelves of Japanese merchants since the late Edo period.

Clasping a coin for prosperity, this friendly figure beckons luck and good fortune —- and hopefully more customers —- into the store. Whether as a status or a scroll on the wall, its message remains the same: irasshaimase! Welcome!

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.