The Mother Book is a pregnancy diary that mirrors the 40 weeks that a mother typically spends nurturing their babies inside their womb. The elaborately designed, handcrafted book consists of 40 pages, each with topographical cutouts that, as you flip through, reveals the changing shape of a woman’s body.
When we originally wrote about the diary in 2014 it was only available to expectant mothers utilizing the services of a birthing facility in Japan. But given the enormous response, the designers have decided to make additional copies available for anyone to purchase.
Two months ago an online shop was setup that had the Mother Book in original (30,000 yen) and lite (3,980 yen) editions available. The lite edition does not come with a wooden box.
The Mother Book originally created by ad agency Dentsu in partnership with Kishokai Medical Corp. There are spaces on each page for the mother to make note of memories and emotions. It continues to be one of the most lovely pregnancy diaries we’ve ever seen. And it also went on to win numerous design awards. As of now their “how to order from outside Japan” page is still under construction. If you don’t have an address in Japan you might want to try using a proxy buying service.