minä perhonen creates timeless, all-original garment textiles that are specially dyed, embroidered, and woven to recreate hand-drawn designs. “life puzzle” is a design that features a freehand drawing of various animals connected like puzzle pieces. It is made thinking of the Earth where not only humans but all creatures live together and convey how each life is gently connected. Each cover contains a unique arrangement of the pattern.
This cover uses a special-made original textile that shrinks down the original drawing to match the size of the Hobonichi Techo covers. The cover uses 100% linen that is easy to use throughout the year. The colors of the exterior are a combination of calming colors, and matches a smoky beige for the interior. It comes with bookmarks in two colors: deep green and orange with a pink tint. The zipper pull is made with natural leather and includes a gold butterfly charm.
This original form of the Hobonichi Techo has been loved by many users since its introduction in 2002. Its daily pages offer plenty of space to fill despite the book’s compact A6 size. The graph paper offers an open layout for you to neatly lay out writings, clippings, and drawings.
The graph paper in the English version is slightly enlarged to 4 mm to allow users to write comfortably in any language. Timelines are simplified to a single 12 to denote noon so users can completely customize it to their own schedule (or ignore it completely), and each day is also labeled with the number of the consecutive week that year, from 1 to 52.
The Hobonichi Techo includes quotes specially chosen from its parent site, the Japanese web magazine Hobo Nikkan Itoi Shinbun. Each daily page has a quote in English.
The book contains several sections that are great for schedule management, such as a yearly calendar, monthly calendar, and yearly index page. The back of the book includes useful and informational pages, such as blank memo pages, an address book, a page for drawing out a custom graph, a list of useful links in Japanese, and more.