soda waterA6 Size (fits Planner and Original)

      minä perhonen creates all-original garment textiles that are specially dyed, embroidered and woven to recreate designs that were originally hand-drawn.This textile is featured in a Zippers style cover.



      The soda water cover has a light gray background dotted with woven blue circles, but look closely and you’ll see there’s more to it. The dots are not depicted as solitary circles, but when we look at the design, our eyes can see each dot individually. That’s the playful effect of this textile’s experimental polka-dot design.



      Each blue dot is woven in a different direction in the textile, giving the pattern a unique sense of motion. The advanced technique used in weaving this textile makes it so time-consuming, only a limited amount of textiles are able to be created in a single day. We hope you enjoy the gorgeous look of the intricate Jacquard weave.

      The zipper pull is made with natural leather and includes a butterfly charm.

      The subdued beige faux leather of the cover interior is accented with two bookmarks in refined shades of yellow and blue.



      The textile is woven together with both cotton and linen, making it smooth, glossy, and pleasant to the touch. With this cover, you can enjoy the pleasure of experiencing the beauty and touch of textiles in your everyday life.

      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)
      soda waterA6 Size (fits Planner and Original)
      JPY9,72012,420

      Normal
      Available

      Specifications

      Cover
      SizeA6 size
      W: 153 x H: 195 x T: 28 mm / W: 6.0" x H: 7.7" x T: 1.1"
      *Excluding pen holders
      *Specifications may vary slightly
      WeightApprox. 174 g
      Main materialZipper pull: Cow leather
      Exterior: Cotton, linen blend
      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.

      Stitching may be slightly curved or bumpy

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

      Sharp objects may unravel threads

      This delicate textile may contain threads protruding from the material or especially the stitching areas. Please be careful not to catch sharp items under them as they may unravel. Be especially careful to avoid snagging with fingernails, rings, watches and other accessories, button fasteners or zippers on bags, rough-surfaced items, pen tips and writing tools, or other pointed surfaces.

      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.

      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.

      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.

      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.