This original form of the Hobonichi Techo has been loved by many users since its introduction in 2002. Its daily pages offer plenty of space to fill despite the book’s compact A6 size. The graph paper offers an open layout for you to neatly lay out writings, clippings, and drawings.
After years of testing, the graph paper has been set to 3.7 mm for optimal writing comfort. The graph paper design has also been printed in light colors so users can either customize it to their own layout or ignore it completely.
The Hobonichi Techo includes quotes specially chosen from its parent site, the Japanese web magazine Hobo Nikkan Itoi Shinbun. Each daily page has a quote in Japanese.
The book contains several sections that are great for schedule management, such as a yearly calendar, monthly calendar, and yearly index page.
The back of the book includes useful and informational pages, such as blank memo pages, an address book, a page for drawing out a custom graph, an article about breakfast foods around the world, a list of useful links in Japanese, and more.
(See the Exploring Each Type page for more details.)
In the Hobonichi Techo Original book, you can choose between a Monday-start week (gray label) or Sunday-start week (red label) for the monthly calendar.
When you purchase this book in the Hobonichi Techo Official Store, the book comes with two free 2019 Hobonichi Store Exclusives: Not-Scary Bear Paperweight
and a special Hobonichi Techo 2019 edition 3-Color Jetstream white ballpoint pen.
Although you can use the book on its own, you can pair it with a cover of your choice from our large selection of convenient A6 size Hobonichi Techo covers.
|Size|| A6 size|
W: 105 x H: 148 x T: 14 mm / W: 4.1" x H: 5.9" x T: 0.6"
*Actual book size may vary slightly
|Weight||Approx. 208 g|
|Paper Type||Thin, light Tomoe River paper resistant to bleeding and designed for planners.|
|Graph Paper Size|| 3.7 mm|
*Monthly pages are 3.45 mm
|Yearly Calendar||2018, 2019, 2020|
|Yearly Index||Feb. 2019 - May. 2020 (8 pages)|
|Monthly Calendar||Feb. 2019 - May. 2020 (32 pages)|
|Daily Pages||Apr. 1, 2019 - Mar. 31, 2020 (378 pages)|
*A blank two-page spread is featured at the very beginning of the book to provide a free area when starting out the book.
*A page is included at the beginning of each month to help in planning ahead.
*All daily pages include daily quotes.
|Daily Quotes||One per day (Japanese)|
|Weekly Pages||Not included|
|Memo Pages||11 pages|
|Informational Pages||Time Table / Graph Paper / Favorites / Words to Remember / Tips on Living Life in a Good Mood / Breakfast around the World / Introduction to Reading Classical Literature / Solar Terms / Emergency Preparedness / Conversion Chart / Useful Links / Gifts / Age Table / Addresses (for 6 people) / Personal Notes|
|Listed Information||Day of the year / Week of the year (listed on monthly calendars) / Old lunar calendar / Rokuyo (traditional Japanese lunisolar calendar) (listed on monthly calendars) / Solar terms / Japanese holidays / Moon phase (daily pages include every phase, monthly calendars only include full and new moon)|
|List of Japanese holidays and era names in the 2019 Japanese techo||-Information listed in the book is current as of September 2018.|
-Era names are not listed.
-The names of dates relating to the Japanese emperor and the accession of the new emperor, including April 30th, May 1st, May 2nd, and October 22nd, will not be listed in the calendars.
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.
The Hobonichi Techo's Tomoe River paper is designed to prevent bleed-through, but some fountain pens and water-based ink pens are not compatible with this paper. When switching to a new pen, 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.