Large Hobonichi 5-Year TechoA5 Size / Japanese / 2019-2023 / Five Years in One Book

    *The 5-Year techo does not fit in covers meant for standard one-year techo books.

    By popular demand, we’ve added the A5 size “Large 5-Year-Techo” to our lineup this year. The book has pages dated across a 5-year span.

    The textured cover is a calming shade of brown with the years foil-pressed in gold, and the book contains a dark brown bookmark for a complete look that works well without adding an additional cover.

    Each page contains the same, easy-to-use 3.7 mm graph paper as the A6 Hobonichi Techo Original and A5 Hobonichi Techo Cousin, making it perfect for writing or drawing. The paper is a subtle cream color that’s easy on the eyes, and the printing is charcoal gray to allow handwriting to stand out from the page.

    On each spread, the left page has the date and day of the week for all 5 years, with days of the week are written in Japanese.

    Because this is the Large 5-Year Techo, each daily entry has plenty of space to write all about your day. There’s also enough room to use thick pens, draw pictures, or fill the entry with whatever you want.
    (Holidays are not listed in the book.)

    This larger version works great as a shared diary among family members or a team notebook shared among several people at work.

    The right page is a blank page for anything you’d like — continuing entries you couldn’t fit on the left, jotting notes you’d like to leave for the future, pasting items, and more. The Japanese daily quotes on the bottom of the page are excerpts from Hobo Nikkan Itoi Shinbun articles from the past 10 years.

    The book has the same thread-stitch binding as a dictionary, allowing it to lay flat open for comfortable writing. The Tomoe River paper provides an especially smooth writing experience, with thin, light paper that allows the book to have 752 pages while staying compact.

    The start of the book contains a yearly calendar across the 5-year span. The back of the book contains useful pages such as “A Year Per Page” memo pages, “Gifts” for tracking gifts given and received, “Addresses” to list important contact information, “My Lists” for making a list of any theme of your choice, “Human History at a Glance” for informational reading material, and “Personal Notes” to record information about yourself. (These pages are in Japanese.)

    The Hobonichi 5-Year Techo will be delivered in a bright yellow paper box. The box will contain a user manual and a test sheet of paper for you to get a feel for the paper and test pen or ink compatibility.

    Hobonichi 5-Year Techos purchased through the Hobonichi Store come with a Hobonichi Store exclusive, a ”Not-Scary Bear Paperweight."

    Staff List

    Styled Images: Yoichi Nagano / Product Detail: Hiroyuki Oe
    Miwako Tanaka
    Rui Sasaki
    Large Hobonichi 5-Year TechoA5 Size / Japanese / 2019-2023 / Five Years in One Book



    Book (5-Year Techo / Japanese / January Start)
    SizeA5 size
    W: 156 x H: 214 x T: 25 mm / W:6.1" x H: 8.4" x T: 1.0"
    *Actual book size may vary slightly
    WeightApprox. 680 g
    Pages752 pages
    Main materialPVC, paper
    Paper TypeThin, light Tomoe River paper resistant to bleeding and designed for planners.
    Graph Paper Size3.7 mm
    Yearly Calendar2019 - 2023
    Daily PageJan. 1, 2019 - Dec. 31, 2023
    Daily QuotesOne quote per two-page spread (Japanese)
    Informational PagesYearly Memo Page / Remember This / Gifts / Addresses (for 16 people) / 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 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.

    Important information about cover material and foil stamping

    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. In addition, the foil stamping on the cover may begin to peel over continued use.

    No holiday labels

    This book does not contain labels for holidays.

    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.