2018 lineup introduces a selection of eight covers from the beloved minä perhonen collaboration collection. “mermaid” is one of minä perhonen’s most loved and everlasting designs. The combination of green threads almost looks like a forest or a pile of leaves. This pattern, resembling fish scales as small arcs, is carefully embroidered in waves across the material. The textile’s base material, called “dop,” is a special cloth created specifically for making chairs and other furniture. By using the textile for long periods of time, the exterior green surface will begin to wear thin, and the khaki-colored material beneath it will begin to show through. We chose this material for the cover because it matches perfectly with the long-term nature of the Hobonichi Techo.