The planner features a format with a page devoted to each day. There’s lots of open space to plan the day ahead and enjoy recording your memories and activities. Think of the pages as containers for random ideas, with a clear record of the date. Paste magazine clippings, ticket stubs and photos to make the planner something completely unique – your imagination is the only limit.
Convenient, portable A6 size
The Original is A6 size, which is 105 x 148 mm (roughly 4”x 6”) and easy to pull out anytime to jot a quick note. It also fits comfortably in your bag to carry with you.
180-degree lay-flat binding
Special stitch binding allows the planner to lay completely flat. When it’s always open on your desk, you can simply jot down thoughts and ideas as they occur to you.
Tomoe River paper
The thin, light paper, called Tomoe River paper, is strong, resistant to bleeding, and allows ink to dispense smoothly across the paper — an ideal choice for a planner. It’s the reason why the 450-page Hobonichi Techo is so compact.
From the heartfelt to the humorous to the whimsical, each page of the planner features a quote specially selected from the planner’s parent site, Hobo Nikkan Itoi Shinbun. The quotes for the Original version are only in Japanese. If you would like the quotes in English, please buy the Hobonichi Techo Planner.
41 covers to choose from
The 2018 edition line-up includes 41 A6-size covers that fit the Original and the Planner books. The covers include lots of useful features, such as pockets in a variety of sizes, and pen holders that also act as a latch to keep your planner shut.
*A selection of covers from the 2017 design is also available."
New in 2018
We’ve made the following changes in the 2018-edition Original:
-Improved blank Graph Paper design in back
-Added new informational pages: Favorite Local Japanese Foods, Hobonichi’s TK Stretch, and Chatting with People Around the World
-Switched order of English and traditional Japanese month names