4 Types of Hobonichi Techo Books

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Monthly Calendar

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Monthly calendar

The monthly calendar is ideal for managing schedules. The graph paper design is lightly printed to make it easier to write in your plans and take notes in an even line. The subdued gray and red allow for high visibility when writing in the calendar.

Monthly data

Each header includes the year, underneath which is listed the Japanese era name, month (Japanese refers to months in numerical order instead of by name), the English name of the month, followed by the traditional Japanese name of the month.
The frame widths have been altered in the 2017 version to make every day of the week exactly the same width. Japanese holidays are also colored in with a light color across the entire day to make them easier to differentiate.

Daily boxes

Each box is lightly printed with a graph design to make it easy to fill in a full day's worth of plans. You can also take full advantage of the graph design by drawing out sections to allocate plans or entries visually.

Week numbers

The monthly calendars include the number of the week. The formula we use begins counting with the first week in January that includes a Thursday.

Free space and check boxes

The monthly calendars include free space below and to the left for taking notes, making plans or decorating the calendars with stickers and washi tape. The right page includes four checkboxes for listing goals and commitments for the month ahead.

Moon phases

While the weekly calendars feature illustrations of the moon phase of that particular day, these calendars only include new moons (●) and full moons (○).

Rokuyo (Traditional Japanese calendar)

The monthly calendar days are labeled with rokuyo, a cycle of six days said to predict good or bad fortune that day. The labels are commonly found on Japanese calendars and used to plan weddings and funerals.