Hobonichi Techo ‘Cousin’ FeaturesClick image to enlarge

  • One-page-per-day format
  • The A5 size is the largest in the lineup
  • 180-degree lay-flat binding
  • Tomoe River paper
  • Daily quotes
  • Cousin-exclusive weekly diary
  • 23 covers to choose from
  • Planner book and covers also available separately

One-page-per-day format

Hobonichi 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 techo something completely unique – your imagination is the only limit.

The A5 size is the largest in the lineup

The Cousin is the largest techo in the Hobonichi Techo lineup. The A5 size is twice the size of its counterpart, the A6-size Original Hobonichi Techo, so there's plenty of room to use the techo for both business and pleasure. The size also works well as a book that stays on the desk at home or work, or as a techo in which everyone at home or office can write messages to one another as a communication tool.

180-degree lay-flat binding

First-time users are often surprised by the techo's special stitch binding that allows it to open and lay completely flat. Whereas readers of novels, for example, don't need to open them 180 degrees, the Hobonichi Techo Cousin makes it easy to jot something down at any time. It can also be left open for comfortable writing, pasting and drawing.

Tomoe River paper

The techo pages are printed on a thin, light paper called Tomoe River paper that's strong and resistant to bleeding – an ideal choice for a planner. It's the reason why the Cousin is still so compact despite having over 400 pages.

Daily quotes

From the heartfelt to the humorous to the whimsical, each page of the techo features a quote specially chosen from the techo's parent site, Hobo Nikkan Itoi Shimbun. Currently, the quotes for the Cousin version are only in Japanese.

Cousin-exclusive weekly diary

The weekly diary is a special section only available in the Cousin edition, and contains one week per two-page spread, with timetables from 6:00 to 24:00. This section is useful for tracking the progress of certain projects, making plans for a trip, recording health conditions for tracking purposes and keeping track of expenses; the possibilities are endless.

23 covers to choose from

The Hobonichi Techo is a planner you purchase as a book, followed by the choice of a favorite cover. The cover designs are changed annually, and one of the excitements of using a Hobonichi Techo is browsing the annual lineup to find which cover best suits your personality. The 2015 lineup includes 23 A5 Cousin covers, which feature lots of pockets and a pen holder that also acts as a latch to keep your techo shut.

View the lineup

Planner book and covers also available separately

Users normally buy the Hobonichi Techo as a planner book + cover set, but the planner book and cover are also available for sale separately. This way, you can continue to use your favorite covers over many years by just changing the contents, or buy a couple covers to go with different seasons.

*Covers are not sold separately in stores, and are only available on the Hobonichi Web Shop.