Hobonichi Techo ‘Original’Click image to enlarge

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 techo 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.

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. Keeping the book open on a desk allows you to keep up with thoughts that cross your mind by making it easy to jot something down in a flash. It also makes pasting and decorating the pages very comfortable.

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 A6-size Hobonichi Planner.

44 covers to choose from

The Hobonichi Techo is a planner you first purchase as a book, and then pick out your favorite cover. 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 2016 lineup includes 44 A6 Original covers, which feature lots of pockets and a pen holder that also acts as a latch to keep your techo shut.

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