TS 2019 - Bubble SheepA5 Size (fits Cousin)

      TS stands for the initials of the Hobonichi Techo's book designer Taku Satoh, who also produces our standard leather cover series. This elegant 2019 edition features sheep leather, and comes in a fitting ivory hue.



      This leather, called bubble sheep, is pliable and incredibly soft. Unlike cow leather, sheep leather does not come in particularly wide sections, making it a precious commodity.

      Satoh says, “We’ve done leather TS covers in black and silver, but this is the first time we’ve worked with such a light and gentle color. It’s got a slightly rough texture to the touch, but at the same time, it’s incredibly soft and has a special warmth to it.”



      Because bubble sheep leather varies in textured patterns, no two covers will be alike, allowing every user to look forward to receiving their own one-of-a-kind product.

      About Taku Satoh

      Graphic Designer

      Graduated from Tokyo University of The Arts in 1979, majoring in design, and completed his master’s degree in 1981.
      Joined Dentsu, Inc. before establishing the Taku Satoh Design Office in 1984.
      Created product designs and brandingfor Oishii Gyunyu milk, Lotte XYLITOL gum, and much more.
      Currently active across a broad spectrum of projects, including general direction for NHK Educational TV’s “Design-Ah” series and art direction for “Nihongo de Asobo.”
      Current director of design museum 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT in Tokyo.



      TSDO Website

      Staff List

      Photographer
      Styled Images: Kosuke Matsuki / Product Detail: Hiroyuki Oe
      Stylist
      Toshihiko Kuwabara
      Makeup & Hair
      Narumi Tsukuba
      Model
      Jonathan Cooper
      TS 2019 - Bubble SheepA5 Size (fits Cousin)
      JPY23,76027,950

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      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. 154 g
      Main materialSheep 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.

      Leather may contain preexisting wrinkles and marks

      In order to allow customers the enjoyment of all-natural leather, the leather is processed in a way that retains its original feel. This may leave imperfections visible on the surface of the cover, such as wrinkles, scratches, stains, or vein marks.
      Depending on the conditions in which the cover is used, natural oils of the leather may emerge and appear as stains. We ask for your understanding for these naturally-occurring characteristics of genuine leather.

      Card pockets may stretch

      This product uses very flexible leather, so it stretches easily. Overstuffing a card pocket may stretch it permanently, so please use with care.

      Each leather product has a unique look

      This product uses leather that retains a great deal of unique characteristics. The leather will appear different depending on which area from which it was cut, so your product will not look exactly the same as that pictured on the product page.

      Leather coloring stains

      Dyed leather products tend to leave stains. Please be careful not to allow the leather to adhere or rub against other objects such as clothing or other belongings, especially if the bag is wet from water or sweat from your hands.

      Immediately dry if it gets wet

      Immediately dab your product with a dry cloth if it gets wet. Avoid drying it with high temperatures, and place it in a well-ventilated place in the shade.

      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.

      Not for use with Cover on Cover

      The PVC plastic of the Cover on Cover contains plasticizer additives which may cause a reaction in the leather dye and affect the color and quality of the leather cover. Please refrain from using the Cover on Cover with this product.

      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.