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

    The book’s compact A6 size and page-per-day format provide a place to generously fill an entire year’s worth of spur-of-the-moment thoughts while still staying comfortably portable. After years of testing, the graph paper has been set to 3.7 mm for optimal writing comfort.

    The graph paper design has also been printed in light colors so users can either customize it to their own layout or ignore it completely. The various calendars and 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 Hobonichi Techo includes quotes specially chosen from its parent site, the Japanese web magazine Hobo Nikkan Itoi Shinbun. Each daily page has a quote in Japanese.

    The planner is easy to use, fun to write in, and great to have on hand at all times. Feel free to match your book with any one of our colorful covers.

    In the Hobonichi Techo Original book, you can choose between a Monday-start week (gray label) or Sunday-start week (red label) for the monthly calendar.

    Monday-start week (gray label) / Sunday-start week (red label)

    See here for detailed, illustrated information.

    When you purchase the planner in the online Hobonichi Store, the book comes with two free Hobonichi Store exclusives: a pair of “Meal Decider Dice” and a ballpoint pen.

    The Hobonichi Techo book can be paired with our wide variety of cover designs, so take a look and pick out your favorite!

    PriceJPY2,160JPY2,160(incl. tax, excl. shipping)

    SizeA6 (105 mm x 148 mm / 4.1" x 5.9")A6 (105 mm x 148 mm / 4.1" x 5.9")
    DatesApril - March 2019April - March 2019
    CalendarsStarting on MondayStarting on Sunday
    Shipping Date1-3 business days1-3 business days
    International ShippingAvailableAvailable
    Store Exclusives
    • Meal Decider Dice
      & 3-Color ballpoint pen
    • Meal Decider Dice
      & 3-Color ballpoint pen


    Book (Original / Japanese / April Start)
    SizeA6 size

    W: 105 x H: 148 x T: 14 mm / W: 4.1" x H: 5.9" x T: 0.6"

    *Actual book size may vary slightly
    WeightApprox. 208 g
    Pages464 pages
    Paper TypeThin, light Tomoe River paper resistant to bleeding and designed for planners.
    Graph Paper Size3.7 mm
    *Monthly pages are 3.45mm
    Yearly Calendar2017, 2018, 2019
    Yearly IndexFeb. 2018 - May 2019 (8 pages)
    Monthly CalendarFeb. 2018 - May 2019 (32 pages)
    Daily PageApr. 1, 2018 - Mar. 31, 2019 (378 pages)
    *A blank two-page spread is featured at the very beginning of the book to provide a free area when starting out the book.
    *A page is included at the beginning of each month to help in planning ahead.
    *All daily pages include Daily Quotes.
    Daily QuotesOne per day (Japanese)
    Weekly CalendarNot included
    Memo Pages13 pages
    Informational PagesTime Table / Graph Paper / Favorites / My 100 / Favorite Local Japanese Foods / Hobonichi's TK Stretch / Chatting With People Around the World / Solar Terms / Emergency Preparedness / Conversion Table / Useful Links / Gifts / Age Table / Addresses (for 6 People) / Personal Notes
    Listed InformationDay of the year / Week of the year (listed on monthly calendars) / Old lunar calendar / Rokuyo (Traditional Japanese lunisolar calendar) (listed on monthly calendars) / Solar terms (Japanese) / Japanese holidays / Moon phase (daily pages include every phase, monthly calendars only include 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.

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    PhotographerProduct Detail: Hiroyuki Oe
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