The front of the planner book is made of strong card stock with a soft ivory hue, and features the label “HOBONICHI TECHO 2019 original” printed in gray letters if the book’s weekly calendars start on Monday and red if they start on Sunday. The April-start version includes the label “spring.”
Convenient, portable A6 size
The 105 x 148 mm (roughly 4”x 6”) A6 size is light and portable, making it easy to carry around and pull out anytime.
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.
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 (Japanese)
-Breakfast around the World (Japanese)
-Introduction to Reading Classical Literature
-Local Japanese Foods (Japanese)
-Hobonichi’s TK Stretch (Japanese)
-Chatting with People around the World (Japanese)
Also removed Japanese era name listings due to the upcoming era name change.