The front of the planner book is made of strong card stock with a soft ivory hue, and includes the label “HOBONICHI TECHO 2019 cousin” printed in gray letters. The April-start version also lists the label “spring.”
A5 size is largest in lineup
The Cousin is the largest planner in the Hobonichi Techo lineup. At 148 mm x 210 mm (5.8" x 8.3"), the A5 size is twice the size of its A6 Original counterpart, so there’s plenty of room to use the Cousin for both business and pleasure.
Perfect planner 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.
180-degree lay-flat binding
Special stitch-binding allows the planner to lay completely flat without having to hold it down.
The page corners are rounded to minimize creasing and damage to the edges when carried around or stored in a bag.
Serial numbers on the inside back cover give each planner a unique identity and make your planner your very own special book.
Cousin-exclusive weekly page
The weekly page is a special section only available in the Cousin edition. It contains one week per two-page spread, with 24-hour timetables labeled 0:00 to 24:00.
New in 2019
We’ve made the following changes in the 2019-edition:
-Changed “Remember This” pages at the start of each month from lined paper to blank paper and added monthly quotes pulled from literary works and poetry.
-Changed over to new informational pages in the back:
-Words to Remember
-Tips on Living Life in a Good Mood
-Breakfast around the World
-Introduction to Reading Classical Literature
-Local Japanese Foods
-Hobonichi’s TK Stretch
-Chatting with People around the World
Also removed Japanese era name listings due to the upcoming era name change.