sora checkA5 Size (fits Cousin)

      minä perhonen creates all-original garment textiles that are specially dyed, embroidered and woven to recreate designs that were originally hand-drawn.



      Sora is Japanese for sky, and check is the Japanese term for checkered or plaid. This explains the name of this pattern, which depicts clouds crossing the sky. The squares were created by painting the stripes individually, giving the colors varying depths of ink and making the squares various sizes for a pleasantly rough look.

      The pattern contains a combination of large and small checkers, with the large checkers on an entirely different piece of fabric than those of the small checkers. These fabrics are sewn together in a way that puts the large checkers on the front of the A6 size cover and the small checkers on the front of the A5 size cover. The discord of the conflicting patterns provides a nice accent to the cover’s overall look.

      The pen holders and cover interior are made with faux leather in a light aqua blue. The cover contains two dotted lace bookmarks.

      The cover is made with 100% linen, and the printed fabric provides the full flavor of minä perhonen’s hand-drawn designs.

      About minä perhonen

      minä perhonen is a fashion brand created by designer Akira Minagawa.
      First founded in 1995 under the name minä. Opened the first shop in Tokyo in 2000, and renamed the brand name to "minä perhonen" in 2003.
      In Finnish, “minä” means “I,” and “perhonen”means “butterfly,” expressing Minagawa’s hopes to create designs as light-hearted and beautiful as the flapping wings of a butterfly.

      minä perhonen Website



      Interviews with minä perhonen’s Akira Minagawa on Hobo Nikkan Itoi Shinbun:

      From a Single Grain of Wheat (Japanese)

      The Fish Market and the Sewing Machine (Japanese)

      Staff List

      Photographer
      Styled Images: Kosuke Matsuki / Product Detail: Hiroyuki Oe
      Stylist
      Mio Kiyomiya (G.M.P.inc)
      Makeup & Hair
      Suzuki Mikiko
      Model
      Naomi Yamaguchi (Gunn's)
      sora checkA5 Size (fits Cousin)
      JPY8,64012,830

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      Available

      Specifications

      Cover
      SizeA5 size
      W: 162 x H: 228 x T: 20 mm / W: 6.4" x H: 9.0" x T: 0.8"
      *Excluding pen holders
      *Specifications may vary slightly
      WeightApprox. 125 g
      Main materialExterior: Linen
      Interior: Synthetic leather
      Book (Cousin / Japanese / April Start)
      SizeA5 size
      W: 148 x H: 210 x T: 17 mm / W: 5.8" x H: 8.3" x T: 0.7"
      *Actual book size may vary slightly
      WeightApprox. 482 g
      LanguageJapanese
      Pages544 pages
      BindingStitch-binding
      Paper TypeThin, light Tomoe River paper resistant to bleeding and designed for planners.
      Graph Paper Size3.7 mm
      *Monthly pages are 3.45 mm
      Yearly Calendar2018, 2019, 2020
      Yearly IndexApr. 2019 - Mar. 2020 (4 pages)
      Monthly CalendarFeb. 2019 - May. 2020 (32 pages)
      Daily PagesApr. 1, 2019 - Mar. 31, 2020 (378 pages)
      *A blank two-page spread is featured at the very beginning of the book to provide a free area when starting out the book.
      *A page is included at the beginning of each month to help in planning ahead.
      *All daily pages include daily quotes.
      Daily QuotesOne per day (Japanese)
      Weekly PagesApr. 1, 2019 - Apr. 5, 2020 (106 pages)
      Memo Pages2 pages
      Informational PagesTime Table / Graph Paper / Favorites / Words to Remember / Tips on Living Life in a Good Mood / Breakfast around the World / Introduction to Reading Classical Literature / Solar Terms / Emergency Preparedness / Conversion Chart / Useful Links / Gifts / Age Table / Addresses (for 8 people) / Personal Notes
      Listed InformationDay of the year / Week of the year (listed on monthly calendars) / Old lunar calendar / Rokuyo (traditional Japanese lunisolar calendar) (listed on monthly calendars) / Solar terms / Japanese holidays / Moon phase (daily pages include every phase, monthly calendars and weekly pages only include full and new moon)
      List of Japanese holidays and era names in the 2019 Japanese techo-Information listed in the book is current as of September 2018.
      -Era names are not listed.
      -The names of dates relating to the Japanese emperor and the accession of the new emperor, including April 30th, May 1st, May 2nd, and October 22nd, will not be listed in the calendars.
      Book (Cousin / Japanese / January Start)
      SizeA5 size
      W: 148 x H: 210 x T: 17 mm / W: 5.8" x H: 8.3" x T: 0.7"
      *Actual book size may vary slightly
      WeightApprox. 482 g
      LanguageJapanese
      Pages544 pages
      BindingStitch-binding
      Paper TypeThin, light Tomoe River paper resistant to bleeding and designed for planners.
      Graph Paper Size3.7 mm
      *Monthly pages are 3.45 mm
      Yearly Calendar2018, 2019, 2020
      Yearly IndexJan. 2019 - Dec. 2020 (4 pages)
      Monthly Calendar Dec. 2018 - Mar. 2020 (32 pages)
      Daily Pages Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2019 (377 pages)
      *A blank two-page spread is featured at the very beginning of the book to provide a free area when starting out the book.
      *A page is included at the beginning of each month to help in planning ahead.
      *All daily pages include daily quotes.
      Daily Quotes One per day (Japanese)
      Weekly PagesDec. 31, 2018 - Jan. 5, 2020 (106 pages)
      Memo Pages6 pages
      Informational PagesTime Table / Graph Paper / Favorites / Words to Remember / Tips on Living Life in a Good Mood / Breakfast around the World / Introduction to Reading Classical Literature / Solar Terms / Emergency Preparedness / Conversion Chart / Useful Links / Gifts / Age Table / Addresses (for 8 people) / Personal Notes
      Listed InformationDay of the year / Week of the year (listed on monthly calendars) / Old lunar calendar / Rokuyo (traditional Japanese lunisolar calendar) (listed on monthly calendars) / Solar terms / Japanese holidays / Moon phase (daily pages include every phase, monthly calendars and weekly pages only include full and new moon)
      List of Japanese holidays and era names in the 2019 Japanese techo-Information listed in the book is current as of February 2018.
      -Era names are not listed.
      -The names of dates relating to the Japanese emperor and the accession of the new emperor, including April 30th, May 1st, May 2nd, and October 22nd, will not be listed in the calendars.
      Book (Cousin Avec / Japanese / January Start / 2-Book Set)
      SizeA5 size x 2 books
      Each Book: W: 148 x H: 210 x T: 10 mm / W: 5.8" x H: 8.3" x T: 0.4"
      *Actual book size may vary slightly
      WeightEach Book: Approx. 278 g
      LanguageJapanese
      Pages Each Book: 288 pages
      BindingStitch-binding
      Paper TypeThin, light Tomoe River paper resistant to bleeding and designed for planners.
      Graph Paper Size3.7 mm
      *Monthly pages are 3.45 mm
      Yearly Calendar2018, 2019, 2020
      Yearly IndexBook 1: Jan. - Dec. 2019 (4 pages)
      Book 2: July 2019 - June 2020 (4 pages)
      Monthly CalendarBook 1: Dec. 2018 - July 2019 (16 pages)
      Book 2: June 2019 - Jan. 2020 (16 pages)
      Daily PageBook 1: Jan. 1 - June 30, 2019 (187 pages)
      *A blank two-page spread is featured at the very beginning of the book to provide a free area when starting out the book.
      *A page is included at the beginning of each month to help in planning ahead.
      *All daily pages include daily quotes.

      Book 2: July 1 - Dec. 31, 2019 (190 pages)
      *Three blank pages are featured at the very beginning of the book to provide a free area when starting out the book.
      *A page is included at the beginning of each month to help in planning ahead.
      *All daily pages include daily quotes.
      Daily QuotesOne per day (Japanese)
      Weekly PagesBook 1: Dec. 31, 2018 - June 30, 2019 (52 pages)
      Book 2: July 1, 2019 - Jan. 5, 2020 (54 pages)
      Memo PagesBook 1: 10 pages
      Book 2: 2 pages
      Informational PagesTime Table / Graph Paper / Favorites / Words to Remember / Tips on Living Life in a Good Mood / Breakfast around the World / Introduction to Reading Classical Literature / Solar Terms / Emergency Preparedness / Conversion Chart / Useful Links / Gifts / Age Table / Addresses (for 8 people) / Personal Notes
      Listed InformationDay of the year / Week of the year (listed on monthly calendars) / Old lunar calendar / Rokuyo (traditional Japanese lunisolar calendar) (listed on monthly calendars) / Solar terms / Japanese holidays / Moon phase (daily pages include every phase, monthly calendars only include full and new moon)
      List of Japanese holidays and era names in the 2019 Japanese techo-Information listed in the book is current as of February 2018.
      -Era names are not listed.
      -The names of dates relating to the Japanese emperor and the accession of the new emperor, including April 30th, May 1st, May 2nd, and October 22nd, will not be listed in the calendars.

      Please Read Before You Buy

      In order to provide you with the most satisfaction for your product, we've compiled a list of warnings, potential issues, and tips to keep in mind for this particular product. Please be sure to read this information carefully before placing your order.

      Actual specifications may vary from listing

      Each item is individually assembled and sewn by hand by a factory worker. Best efforts are made to ensure consistent sizes and specifications, but there may be slight differences.

      Color and print may vary slightly

      This material is first printed or dyed and then later sewn onto the cover. While colors are designed to be consistent, there may be uneven coloring or slight shade variances between covers. This may also happen across a single cover, such as a pocket compared to the rest of the cover. In addition, on rare occasions, there may be small black or white dots visible on the print. This is an unavoidable aspect of the manufacturing process.

      Threads are napped and uneven

      Due to the nature of this material, threads may contain uneven thickness or naps (knots and lumps in the material).

      White spots around stitching

      Due to the characteristics of the print and product material, the sewing process may expose the white of the original material around the stitches.

      Print may have white spots due to texture of material

      Due to the naturally-occuring naps (knots and lumps in the material), the print may contain some white spots. This is caused by originally-present naps being printed on, and these naps later coming off the cover. Please understand this is an unavoidable aspect of the all-natural material.

      Stitching may be slightly curved or bumpy

      Stitching may be slightly curved or bumpy as a result of sewing together materials of various thicknesses.

      Print may contain smudges or blurs present in original art

      This design is printed in several layers to retain the feel of hand-painted artwork, including any smudges or blurs. These are not a mistake during the printing process.

      Lace bookmarks may contain frays

      The bookmarks of this cover use original mina perhonen lace straps. If you see any loose threads, we recommend refraining from pulling on it and instead tucking it between other woven threads.

      Cover may contain variations in stitching or loose lining

      When this cover is open flat, exterior stitching areas may appear puckered and lining material may be loose.

      No outer pocket

      This cover does not contain an outer pocket.

      Not for use with Cover on Cover

      This cover uses thicker materials than usual, so it may not fit. Forcing it into a Cover on Cover may damage the products.

      Pen holders are rigid at first

      The pen holders are rigid at first, making it difficult to insert pens. You can speed up the breaking-in process by rolling the pen holders in your hand.

      Pen holder fits pens up to 13.5 mm wide

      The pen holder is designed to perfectly fit the 12.2 mm (0.48”) diameter Jetstream pen offered as a free bonus gift with select Japanese-version Hobonichi Web Shop products. Pens with certain shapes and materials may be difficult to pull through the holder. The holder can fit pens up to 13.5 mm (0.53”) in diameter.

      Inquiries about the minä perhonen collaboration covers

      These Hobonichi Techo cover designs were directed by minä perhonen, but produced by Hobonichi. Inquiries about these covers cannot be answered at minä perhonen shop locations, so please contact the Hobonichi Store with any questions or concerns.

      Avoid storing in hot and humid places

      Please avoid storing your product in hot, humid places or placing it atop other objects for long periods of time as this may result in lower quality and color stains.