Hobonichi Techo ‘Original’ FeaturesClick image to enlarge

  • One-page-per-day format
  • Convenient, portable A6 size
  • 180-degree lay-flat binding
  • Tomoe River paper
  • Daily quotes
  • 36 covers to choose from
  • Tomoe River paper

One-page-per-day format

The Japanese Hobonichi Techo “Original” is exactly what its name implies: it is the edition that the English Hobonichi Planner is based upon. It 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 the same A6 size as the Hobonichi Planner, which is roughly 4″x6″ and easy to pull out anytime to jot a quick note. The techo fits comfortably in a purse, or even a pocket if used without an optional cover. The A6 format has been the size of choice ever since the Hobonichi Techo’s introduction in 2002.A6 is the standard size of small paperback books in Japan and is commonly associated with a perfect size for carrying everywhere.

180-degree lay-flat binding

First-time users are often surprised by the planner’s special stitch binding that allows it to open and lay completely flat. Whereas readers of novels donrprised by the planner’s special stitch binding that allows it to open and lay completely flat. your memories and activities. Think of the pag to jot something down at any time, or lay the book on a desk while pasting things in.

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 techo 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 selected from the techo’s parent site, Hobo Nikkan Itoi Shimbun. If you would like the quotes in English, please buy the Hobonichi Planner.

36 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 36 A6 Original 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 of covers to go with different seasons.

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