The planner 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.
The A5 size is the largest in the lineup
The Cousin is the largest planner 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 planner for both business and pleasure.
180-degree lay-flat binding
Special stitch binding allows the planner to lay completely flat. When it’s always open on your desk, you can simply jot down thoughts and ideas as they occur to you.
Tomoe River paper
The thin, light paper, called Tomoe River paper, is strong, resistant to bleeding, and allows ink to dispense smoothly across the paper ― an ideal choice for a planner. It’s the reason why the Hobonichi Techo is so compact.
From the heartfelt to the humorous to the whimsical, each page of the planner features a quote specially selected from the planner’s parent site, Hobo Nikkan Itoi Shinbun. The quotes for the Cousin version are only in Japanese. If you would like the quotes in English, please buy the A6-size Hobonichi Techo Planner.
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 or keeping track of expenses; the possibilities are endless.
21 covers to choose from
The 2018 edition line-up includes 21 A5-size covers that fit the Cousin book. The covers include lots of useful features, such as pockets in a variety of sizes, and pen holders that also act as a latch to keep your planner shut.
*A selection of covers from the 2017 design is also available.
New in 2018
We’ve made the following changes in the 2018-edition Cousin:
-Made dates in daily pages slightly bolder for easier reading
-Slightly enlarged numbersof the month in weekly calendars to match other sections and lengthened time line to accomodate 24 hours
-Improved blank Graph Paper design in back
-Added new informational pages: Favorite Local Japanese Foods, Hobonichi’s TK Stretch, and Chatting with People Around the World