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Hobonichi 5-Year Techo Leather Covers

These cow leather covers are specially designed to comfortably fit the Hobonichi 5-Year Techo. The covers come in Natural, a tanned leather that changes color over time as the leather ages, and the gorgeous, timeless colors Red and Black.

The covers were created to protect the book you’ll carry with you for 5 years. It will lift your spirits when you hold it in your hands or open it atop your desk.

The front of the cover is imprinted with the name Hobonichi 5-Year Techo, with the letters cleanly imprinted on the Natural cover, silver foil-pressed on the Red cover, and gold foil-pressed on the Black cover.

The bottom left interior of all the covers are also imprinted with the Hobonichi logo to enhance the feel of the leather and keep the design nice and simple.

Inside the cover on the right-hand side is a pen hook that can store a pen by its clip. (Pens with extra-wide clips will not fit into the pen hook.)

The top-quality cow leather ages beautifully and conforms nicely to your hands. Its character and color deepens over time for a transformation that’s a joy to watch. We recommend waterproof spray and other leather care goods for users who would like to protect their covers and keep the leather clean.

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PriceJPY8,964JPY8,964JPY8,964JPY4,860JPY4,860JPY4,860(incl. tax, excl. shipping)

The Hobonichi Store Exclusives have run out and will not come with the product.

The Hobonichi Store Exclusives have run out and will not come with the product.

The Hobonichi Store Exclusives have run out and will not come with the product.

SizeA6 (105 mm x 150 mm / 4.1" x 5.9")A6 (105 mm x 150 mm / 4.1" x 5.9")A6 (105 mm x 150 mm / 4.1" x 5.9")N/AN/AN/A
DatesJanuary - December 2022January - December 2022January - December 2022N/AN/AN/A
Shipping Date1-3 business days1-3 business days1-3 business days1-3 business days1-3 business days1-3 business days
International ShippingAvailableAvailableAvailableAvailableAvailableAvailable


W: 255 mm x H: 164mm x T: 2 mm (10.0” x 6.5” x 0.07”)
(Specifications may vary slightly)
Approx. 60 g
Main material
Cow leather
Book (5-Year Techo / Japanese / January Start)
A6 size
W: 113 x H: 153 x T: 20 mm / W: 4.5" x H: 6.0" x T: 0.8"
*Actual book size may vary slightly
Approx. 340 g
752 pages
Main Material
PVC, paper
Paper Type
Thin, light Tomoe River paper resistant to bleeding and designed for planners.
Graph Paper Size
3.7 mm
Yearly Calendar
2018 - 2022
Daily Page
Jan. 1, 2018 - Dec. 31, 2022
Daily Quotes
One quote per two-page spread (Japanese)
Informational Pages
Yearly Calendar / Yearly Memo Page / Gifts / Addresses / My Lists / Human History at a Glance / Personal Notes

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.

About the paper

The Hobonichi Techo's thin, smooth Tomoe River paper is designed to prevent bleed-through, but some fountain pens and water-based ink pens are not compatible with this paper. 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. We also recommend the use of blotting paper and writing with a pencil board underneath the page.

Gaps between pages

Due to the construction of the bookbinding to allow the book to lay open completely flat, there may be sections where there is an open gap between the pages. This happens when the book spine is shaped into a curve and varies between each book. Please note this will not cause pages to fall out, and does not negatively affect the strength of the book.

The foil stamping on the cover

The foil stamping on the cover may begin to peel over continued use.

Important information about cover material

The cover uses PVC materials that may be warped, stained, or damaged by transfers if kept in contact with printed matter or vinyl material for a prolonged period of time. The PVC also becomes fragile when stored in cold temperatures or unheated rooms during the winter. When cold, the material may crack when dropped.

No holiday labels

This book does not contain labels for holidays.

About the leather [About the Cover]

In order to allow customers the enjoyment of all-natural leather, the leather is processed in a way that retains its original feel. This may leave imperfections visible on the surface of the cover, such as wrinkles, scratches, stains, or vein marks.
Depending on the conditions in which the cover is used, natural oils of the leather may emerge and appear as stains. We ask for your understanding for these naturally-occurring characteristics of genuine leather.

Tanned leather [About the Cover]

In order to provide the full enjoyment of visible changes in aging leather, this product uses natural leather and does not contain dyes. It is possible for leather products used in the same settings to age differently. In addition, the leather may have imperfections visible on the surface, such as wrinkles, scratches, stains, or vein marks. These will stand out less over continued use. We ask for your understanding for these naturally occurring characteristics of genuine leather.

Stains may occur [About the Cover]

The dye in this product (Black/Red) may stain other objects at first if it rubs against or sticks to them, especially if the cover is damp. Please store with care around clothing and other belongings.

Store in a cool, dry place [About the Cover]

If the product is exposed to warmth or humidity, it may be stained with transfers from any printed pages or adhesive materials in contact with it. The product may also warp or fade, so please store with care.

The foil stamping on the cover [About the Cover]

The foil stamping on the cover exterior may peel if rubbed or scratched. Please handle with care.

About the pen hook [About the Cover]

The pen hook is designed to hold a pen by its clip. The hook cannot hold pens with extra-wide clips.

Product care [About the Cover]

When cleaning the product regularly, lightly wiping the surface with a soft, dry cloth is plenty. If using for extended periods of time, we recommend using cleaners and creams designed especially for leather in order to clean any dirty spots and prevent cracking and drying out. Always test these products in an inconspicuous area first.

Texture variances among black or red leather covers [About the Cover]

Due to the manufacturing process, the texture varies between each leather cover.

Applying the cover to the book [About the Cover]

Because the cover uses a firm leather, the cover may feel tight on the book. Please insert the book into the cover a little at a time on each side.

Cover may stand up [About the Cover]

Because the cover uses a firm leather, the front cover may rise from the book in the beginning due to a tight fit. Over continued use, the cover will break in to lay flat with the book.

Not for use with standard Hobonichi Techo covers

The 5-Year techo does not fit in covers meant for standard one-year
techo books. It will only fit in covers specially designed for the
Hobonichi 5-Year Techo.

Staff List

Styled Images: Yuka Ikenoya / Product Detail: Hiroyuki Oe

*Please note, these exchange rate estimates based on are intended as a guide only. The actual rate for your order may differ, as exchange rates change constantly, and international purchase costs vary by credit card.

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