Mother 2Drink coffee before go?Weeks Hardcover Book (Japanese)

      Mother (EarthBound in North America) is a video game series created by Shigesato Itoi and released in 1994. After years of successful Hobonichi Techo cover designs, the series makes its return to the lineup in 2019.

      Drink coffee before go? is a Weeks book featuring a photograph of Mr. Saturn in his home sweet home. The back of the cover shows a Mr. Saturn offering coffee to Ness, with items around them showcasing the cuteness of the characters.

      Fans who have played the game back when it first came out may recognize the figurines of the characters. These famous and precious figurines were used in the photography of the official guidebook originally included with the game. Now, twenty years later, they make their comeback on a Hobonichi Techo cover.

      You can see on the cover the way the figurines have been painstakingly created from all angles.

      Photographer Machiko Odan took the pictures for the cover print, and the items in Mr. Saturn’s house were lovingly created by stylists Maiko Akiyama and Yuta Akiyama to back up the quality of the original figurines.

      Along with the other Mother 2 covers in the 2019 series, Drink coffee before go? comes with a mini envelope. When fighting enemies in the game, your character will occasionally strike a critical hit, and the word “SMAAAASH!!” appears on the screen. The iconic graphic is printed on these small envelopes, with blue on the front and yellow on the back. We hope you can find a use for these in a special situation!

      When you order this Hobonichi Techo Weeks, you’ll receive a clear, adhesive corner pocket and a mini-size fold-out Hobonichi Japan Railway Map 2019.

      If you’d like storage space or a way to change up the look of your Weeks book, you can customize your book by pairing it with a Weeks cover.

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      Staff List

      Styled Images: Machiko Odan / Product Detail: Hiroyuki Oe
      Maiko Akiyama+Yuta Akiyama ( / Nami Kagiyama
      Makeup & Hair
      Yumi Narai
      Ian Crozier
      Mother 2Drink coffee before go?Weeks Hardcover Book (Japanese)



      Size W: 94 x H: 188 x T: 10 mm / W: 3.7" x H: 7.4" x T: 0.4"
      *Specifications may vary slightly
      WeightApprox. 136 g
      Main materialPP coated matte paper
      Pages240 pages
      Paper TypeThin, light Tomoe River paper resistant to bleeding and designed for planners.
      Graph Paper Size3.55 mm
      Yearly Calendar2018, 2019, 2020
      Yearly IndexJan. - Dec. 2019 (2 pages)
      Monthly CalendarDec. 2018 - Mar. 2020 (32 pages)
      Weekly QuotesOne per week (Japanese)
      Weekly CalendarNov. 27, 2018 - Jan. 6, 2020 (116 pages)
      *All weekly pages include quotes.
      Graph Paper68 pages
      Informational PagesShorthand Note-Taking / Graph Paper / Using Common Items to Measure Size / Solar Terms / Tips on Living Life in a Good Mood / Breakfast around the World / Introduction to Reading Classical Literature / Emergency Preparedness / Conversion Chart / Useful Links / Age Table / Contact List / Personal Notes
      Listed InformationWeek of the year / Rokuyo (traditional Japanese calendar) / Solar terms / Japanese holidays / Moon phase (weekly pages include every phase, monthly calendars only include full and new moon)

      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.

      Test fountain pens before regular use

      The Hobonichi Techo's Tomoe River paper is designed to prevent bleed-through, but some fountain pens and water-based ink pens are not compatible with this paper. When switching to a new pen, we recommend testing the pen somewhere in the book, such as the back memo pages, to see if the ink bleeds through or takes an especially long time to dry.

      Cover corners are slightly bumpy and shiny

      The corners of the cover contain light traces of press marks, shines, and lumps. This is an unavoidable part of the manufacturing process.

      Imprinted year numbers may peel

      The numbers of the year are stamped onto the cover in metallic or other colored leaf, so strong rubbing or everyday use may cause the numbers to peel off.

      Use of Cover on Cover is not recommended

      We do not recommend using this cover with the Cover on Cover since the PP coated surface of the cover has a tendency to stick to the soft PVC material used in the Cover on Cover under certain temperature and humidity levels.

      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.