This product has a January start date. For an April start date, please click here.

    Hobonichi Techo A6 Original Book
    (January Start)
    (Monday-Start Week/Sunday-Start Week)

    The Original Hobonichi Techo is the same size as the English-version Hobonichi Planner -- a compact, portable size that's easy to pull out anytime and anywhere to jot down a quick note. The daily pages are great not only for writing down your plans for the day, but for doodling, pasting event tickets, and filling in pages with any whims that come to mind. The techo is easy to use, fun to write in, and great to have on hand at all times. Feel free to match your techo with any one of our colorful covers.

    Original Hobonichi Techo Features:
    - Comfortable and portable A6 size
    - 180-degree lay-flat stitch binding
    - Tomoe River paper; ideal for planners
    - Light grid paper design you can write along or easily disregard

    - One spacious page devoted to each day
    - 24-hour timetable with 30-minute increments
    - Daily quotes in Japanese curated from Hobonichi website articles
    - Different color page every month

    - Choose between a Monday-start week (gray label) or Sunday-start week (red label) for monthly calendar
    (*The Sunday-start week version is only available online at the Hobonichi Web Shop)

    - 3.7 millimeter grid paper design matches original Hobonichi accessories

    See here for detailed, illustrated information.

    We also offer this size in a 6 month x2 book set called avec Original
    or in an English version called the Hobonichi Planner.
    Other types include the Japanese A5 Cousin which is twice the size of the A6 Original,
    and the Japanese Weeks, which contains a full week on the left page and a blank memo page on the right.

    This product has a January start date. For an April start date, please click here.

    Please Read
    • Book
      A6 (4.1"×5.8")Starting on
      Starting on
    • Web Shop

    2,160 yen (incl. tax, excl. shipping)
    Will ship in 1-3 business days

    • A6 (4.1"×5.8")
    • One page per day
    • January start date
    • Includes Web Shop Bonus
    Book OnlyPlease Read
    • Book
      A5 (5.8"×8.3")Starting on
    • Web Shop

    3,780 yen (incl. tax, excl. shipping)Will ship in 1-3 business days

    • A5 (8.3"x 5.8")
    • One page per day
    • January start date
    • Includes Web Shop Bonus
    • Japanese
    • Starting on Monday

    • Book
      Book 2 of
      the 2-book set
      A5 (5.8"×8.3")Starting on
    • Web Shop

    2,052 yen (incl. tax, excl. shipping)Will ship in 1-3 business days

    • A5 (8.3"x 5.8")
    • Book 2 of the 2-book set
    • One page per day
    • July-December
    • Includes Web Shop Bonus
    • Japanese
    • Starting on Monday


    SizeA6 (Japanese Paperback) Width: 105mm (excluding pen holder) x Height: 149mm x Thickness: 14mm (4.1" x 5.9" x 0.6")
    Page count464 pages
    Paper typeThin, light, bleed-resistant Tomoe River paper (planner-specific type)
    Grid size3.7mm *Monthly pages: 3.45mm
    Yearly calendar2016 - 2017
    Yearly indexDec. 2015 - Mar. 2017 (8 pages)
    Monthly calendarDec. 2015 - Mar. 2017 (32 pages)
    Daily pagesJan. 1, 2016 - Dec. 31, 2016 (366 pages) *A page is included at the beginning of each month to help in planning ahead.
    QuotesOne per day (Japanese)
    Weekly diaryNot included
    Memo sheets16 pages
    Informational pagesTime Table
    Graph Paper
    My Anniversaries
    Life Rice Balls, Life Toast (Japanese)
    Takaaki Yoshimoto's 183 Lectures (Japanese)
    Human history in two pages (Japanese)
    Solar terms (Japanese)
    Emergency preparedness (Japanese)
    Unit conversion chart
    Useful links
    Addresses (for 6 people)
    Remember This
    Age table
    Personal Notes
    Listed informationDay of the year
    Week of the year (listed on monthly calendar)
    Old Japanese lunisolar calendar Rokuyo (Traditional Japanese calendar) (listed on monthly calendar)
    Solar terms
    National Holidays
    Moon phase (daily pages feature every phase, monthly features full and new moon)

    Please Read Before You Buy

    In order to provide you with the most satisfaction for your product, we've compiled a list of warnings, potential issues, and tips to keep in mind for this particular product. Please be sure to read this information carefully before placing your order.

    Test fountain pens before regular use

    The Hobonichi Techo's Tomoe River paper is designed to prevent bleed-through, but some fountain pens and water-based ink pens are not compatible with this paper. When switching to a new pen, we recommend testing the pen somewhere in the book, such as the back memo pages, to see if the ink bleeds through or takes an especially long time to dry.

    Error in Japanese 2016 Hobonichi Techo copyright page

    The final page in the Japanese 2016 Hobonichi Techo, which includes
    copyright data and other information, lists an incorrect URL for the
    Japanese Hobonichi Techo Web Shop.


    We apologize for the oversight.

    (Updated: 5/2/2016)

    Correction and Apology for Typographical Error in Solar Terms section

    One of the Japanese characters in the Solar Terms explanation is incorrect, as listed below.

    白露 (White Dew)
    Incorrect: 昔の人は、草木に降りた霜が (Long ago, people saw the frost on the plants...)
    Correct: 昔の人は、草木に降りた露が (Long ago, people saw the dew on the plants...)

    We apologize for any confusion this may have caused.
    (Added on June 7, 2016)

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