birdA6 Size (fits Planner and Original)

    This cover is customers’ favorite from the Hobonichi Techo 2017 edition.


    minä perhonen is a clothing brand that uses original, in-house fabrics created from artwork by designer Akira Minagawa. This Hobonichi Techo cover is created with one of minä perhonen’s trademark designs, "bird," which depicts a flock of migrating birds embroidered in bright colors onto linenfabric. The design demonstrates the way various personalities come together as one.



    "bird" was first revealed in the minä perhonen lineup in 2000 and has grown to become a popular design used in clothing, bags, andother accessories. The background material and thread colors have been specially chosen for this year’s Hobonichi Techo cover.

    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 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: Mitsuyuki Nakajima / Product Detail: Hiroyuki Oe
    Coordinator
    Kyoko Naitou
    Stylist
    Miki Aizawa
    birdA6 Size (fits Planner and Original)
    JPY7,0209,720

    Normal
    Available

    Specifications

    Cover
    SizeA6 size
    W: 120 x H: 166 x T: 24 mm / W: 4.7" x H: 6.5" x T: 0.9"
    *Excluding pen holders
    *Specifications may vary slightly
    WeightApprox. 75 g
    Main materialExterior: Cotton
    Interior: Synthetic leather
    Book (Planner / English / January Start)
    SizeA6 size
    W: 105 x H: 148 x T: 14 mm / W: 4.1" x H: 5.9" x T: 0.6"
    *Actual book size may vary slightly
    WeightApprox. 200 g
    LanguageEnglish
    Pages448 pages
    BindingStitch-binding
    Paper TypeThin, light Tomoe River paper resistant to bleeding and designed for planners.
    Graph Paper Size 4 mm
    Yearly Calendar 2019, 2020
    Yearly Index Dec. 2018 - Mar. 2020 (8 pages)
    Monthly CalendarDec. 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.
    *Every two-page daily page spread includes one daily quote.
    Daily Quotes One quote per two-page spread (English)
    Weekly Pages Not included
    Memo Pages 12 pages
    Informational PagesImportant Contacts / International Size Charts / Conversion Table /Highlights of the Calendar Year in Japan / Traditional Japanese Household Items / Junishi: The Japanese Zodiac / A World of Traditional Sweets / International Country Codes / Dialling Codes / National Holidays / Personal Notes
    Listed Information Day of the year / Week of the year (listed on monthly calendars and daily pages) / Moon phase (daily pages include every phase, monthly calendars only include full and new moon)
    Book (Original / Japanese / April Start)
    Size A6 size
    W: 105 x H: 148 x T: 14 mm / W: 4.1" x H: 5.9" x T: 0.6"
    *Actual book size may vary slightly
    WeightApprox. 208 g
    LanguageJapanese
    Pages464 pages
    BindingStitch-binding
    Paper Type Thin, light Tomoe River paper resistant to bleeding and designed for planners.
    Graph Paper Size 3.7 mm
    *Monthly pages are 3.45 mm
    Yearly Calendar 2018, 2019, 2020
    Yearly IndexFeb. 2019 - May. 2020 (8 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 Quotes One per day (Japanese)
    Weekly Pages Not included
    Memo Pages 11 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 6 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 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 (Original / Japanese / January Start)
    Size A6 size
    W: 105 x H: 148 x T: 14 mm / W: 4.1" x H: 5.9" x T: 0.6"
    *Actual book size may vary slightly
    WeightApprox. 208 g
    LanguageJapanese
    Pages464 pages
    BindingStitch-binding
    Paper Type Thin, light Tomoe River paper resistant to bleeding and designed for planners.
    Graph Paper Size 3.7 mm
    *Monthly pages are 3.45 mm
    Yearly Calendar 2018, 2019, 2020
    Yearly Index Dec. 2018 - Mar. 2020 (8 pages)
    Monthly Calendar Dec. 2018 - Mar. 2020 (32 pages)
    Daily PagesJan. 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 Pages Not included
    Memo Pages 15 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 6 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.
    Book (Original Avec / Japanese / January Start / 2-Book Set)
    SizeA6 size x 2 books
    Each Book: W: 105 x H: 148 x T: 8 mm / W: 4.1" x H: 5.9" x T: 0.3"
    *Actual book size may vary slightly
    WeightEach Book: Approx. 117 g
    LanguageJapanese
    Pages Each Book: 240 pages
    BindingStitch-binding
    Paper Type Thin, light Tomoe River paper resistant to bleeding and designed for planners.
    Graph Paper Size 3.7 mm
    *Monthly pages are 3.45 mm
    Yearly Calendar2018, 2019, 2020
    Yearly IndexBook 1: Dec. 2018 - Mar. 2020 (8 pages)
    Book 2: June 2019 - May 2020 (6 pages)
    Monthly Calendar Book 1: Dec. 2018 - July 2019 (16 pages)
    Book 2: June 2019 - Jan. 2020 (16 pages)
    Daily Pages Book 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 Quotes One per day (Japanese)
    Weekly PagesNot included
    Memo PagesBook 1: 2 pages
    Book 2: None
    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 6 people) / Personal Notes
    Listed Information Day 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.

    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.

    Threads may protrude from embroidered area

    Please note that embroidered areas may contain threads that protrude from the design.

    Embroidered designs may be slightly distorted

    Due to the varied thickness of the material, embroidered designs may appear slightly bent.

    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).

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.