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Hobonichi Techo OriginalInformational

Memo page

The book includes blank pages in the back for capturing random thoughts, sketching or storing items of interest that aren’t time-sensitive. These pages are made with the same 3.7 millimeter graph paper design used in the daily pages.

Number of memo pages:
Full year (January start): 15 pages
Full year (April start): 11 pages
Avec 2-Book Set (Jan-Jun): 2 pages
Avec 2-Book Set (Jul-Dec): None

Time Table

The book includes two timetables for writing in a recurring hourly schedule for each day of the week. These are useful, say, for filling in the broadcast times of favorite television shows, or splitting up house chores.

Graph Paper

The graph paper is convenient for recording your daily weight or other changes when you have a certain target in mind. The horizontal X-axis along the bottom contains 31 boxes to easily cover a one-month span, with extra space at the bottom for additional notes.


The Favorites page is a great place to list rankings for movies, books, music, restaurants, plays, games and much more — on a sliding scale of 5 stars.

Words to Remember

This page contains space to record memorable phrases you don’t want to forget. There’s also a lightly printed area for adding a date or citing a source. You can also tape in small photographs to create an album of sorts.

Tips on Living Life in a Good Mood (Japanese)

This collection of Japanese quotes gathered from Hobo Nikkan Itoi Shinbun articles are great advice when you need a pick-me-up or words of encouragement.

Breakfast around the World (Japanese)

This article is by World Breakfast Allday, a shop that services breakfast foods from all over the world. Here are some examples of breakfast foods from 12 countries and regions.
(See here for Hobonichi Earth Ball contents. [Japanese] )

Introduction to Reading Classical Literature (Japanese)

This list of 20 classical literature litles was compiled by the Hobonichi School president Michikazu Kohno to offer some suggestions of where to start.

Solar Terms (Japanese)

This section explains the names and origins of solar terms that make up the 24 points in traditional East Asian lunisolar calendars. These include well-known days such as the start of spring and the winter solstice.

Emergency Preparedness (Japanese)

This page contains a checklist of items to have ready in case of an emergency. There is also a space to list nearby evacuation zones (common in Japan), emergency contact information and topics discussed between family and friends.

Conversion Table (Japanese)

This chart features conversions between units of measurement for easy reference and calculation.

Useful Links (Japanese)

Useful sites for daily life. Also contains a link to a list of Japanese articles the quotes are selected from.


Record the presents you’ve given or received in the Gifts page so you don’t forget who gave what to who and when. This is also helpful for thank-you cards. There are spaces for 17 entries.

Age Table

This table lists the year people were born, and their age in 2019 at a quick glance. The number to the left of the year is the corresponding year based on the traditional Japanese Imperial Era calendar, and to the right of their age is the character for the Chinese Zodiac. Highlighted years have the same Chinese Zodiac as 2019 (Year of the Boar).

Addresses (for 6 people)

The address book allows you to write in the contact information for up to 6 people, such as family and close friends.

Personal Notes

Be sure to enter your contact information on the Personal Notes page in the back of your planner in case it’s misplaced.