minä perhonenpiece, (spring mix)Weeks Cover Only

    minä perhonen creates all-original garment textiles that are specially dyed, embroidered and woven to recreate designs that were originally hand-drawn. After many years of users asking for a minä perhonen cover for the Weeks, we’re thrilled to offer the “piece,” cover for the Weeks for the first time.

    The “spring mix” cover for the weeks features 9 different textiles with color schemes including pink, yellow, green, navy, and more. The texture of each material’s embroidery and weaving makes it a pleasure to hold in your hands.

    The green cover interior is made of cow leather and contains an embroidered butterfly on the top left as an accent. The pen hook on the right-hand side offers a place to hold a pen by the clip.

    The zipper pull contains a loop made of natural leather, which is accented with a butterfly charm.

    Each fabric patch is cut from a different spot in the original textile and sewn into the patchwork by hand, giving every cover an entirely unique look. Due to the limited nature of the textile leftovers used in the patchwork, this cover is available through lottery sale. For more information, please see the About Lottery Sales section below.

    Textiles used in piece, spring mix

    1. tambourine (2000-01 Autumn / Winter)

    Freehand-drawn circles are embroidered in dots that protrude from the fabric in this minä perhonen classic.

    2. land puzzle (2016-17 Autumn / Winter)

    Corduroy ridges form various patterns, with shadows and 3D effects making it look like a scene you’re looking down on from the sky.

    3. choucho (2001 Spring / Summer)

    Butterflies delicately flutter through the air in this charming, detailed work of embroidery.

    4. jungle relief (2008-09 Autumn / Winter)

    This highly-detailed embroidered textile is packed with jungle animals.

    5. skip (2009-10 Autumn / Winter)

    This soft and sturdy cotton linen is embroidered with the image of small blossoms fluttering playfully through the air.

    6. chorus (2010 Spring / Summer)

    The flowers on this textured Velvet Jacquard textile almost appear to be singing.

    7. jellybeans (2002 Spring / Summer)

    The original artwork for this piece contained tons of pencil-drawn ovals filled with watercolor paints that made it look like sparkling light. This design required 13 different silk screen plates.

    8. woolly ball(2009-10 Autumn / Winter)

    This high-pile Jacquard textile depicts a fuzzy ball of yarn with a 3D look.

    9. rosy (2018-19 Autumn / Winter)

    Thick threads draw out blooming roses in sharp lines that protrude from the fabric. The design is reminiscent of an antique oil painting with thick layers of paint.

    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

    Styled Images: Kosuke Matsuki / Product Detail: Hiroyuki Oe
    Megumi Nishimori
    minä perhonenpiece, (spring mix)Weeks Cover Only

    Lottery sale

    About Lottery Sales

    The cover has limited quantities, so it will be offered through lottery sale. Please submit your entry during the sale period for a chance to purchase this cover.

    Sale MethodLottery SaleIf there are less lottery entries than covers, all entries will become purchases.
    If there are more lottery entries than covers, your entry will be entered into the drawing.
    If you win the drawing, you will automatically purchase the cover.
    All customers, winning or not, will receive the lottery results by February 22.
    • Payment for this product is only available by credit card (for international or domestic orders) or COD (Japan only).
    • This cover cannot be ordered with other products. If you would like to order other products such as a Hobonichi Techo book, please place a separate order for those.
    • Winners can not cancel their order or return the cover.
    • Shipping for this cover is free.
    Sale PeriodStarts: Friday, February 1, 2019, 11:00 AM Japan time
    Ends: Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 11:00 AM Japan time
    Shipping DateFebruary 27 - February 28, 2019


    SizeW: 120 x H: 215 x T: 23 mm / W: 4.7" x H: 8.5" x T: 0.9"
    *Excluding zipper pull
    *Specifications may vary slightly
    WeightApprox. 145 g
    Main materialExterior: Cotton, linen, etc.
    Interior: Cow leather
    Zipper pull: Cow leather

    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.

    Pattern alignment varies by product

    The patterned fabric has not been aligned to a specific layout, so the placement of each design will vary by product. The product will not be an exact replica of the one in the product photographs.

    Threads may protrude from embroidered area

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

    Stitching may be slightly curved or bumpy

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

    Patchwork patterns vary by cover

    The textiles comprising the patchwork design differ by design and location for each cover. Please understand the random nature of the design before ordering.

    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.

    Use caution around sharp objects

    The material in this product snags easily on sharp objects, so please handle with care.

    This cover is meant to be fitted with one side of the Weeks book cover

    This cover is designed to hold only one side of the planner book cover. Forcing both sides of the book into the cover will place stress on the book spine and may cause ripping or hinder the zipper.

    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.

    Usable with the Weeks Mega

    This item can also be used with the Weeks Mega.