The Blue MarbleA6 Size (fits Planner and Original)

      This Hobonichi Techo cover features the iconic photograph of the Earth as viewed from space. The photograph, called, “The Blue Marble,” is a mesmerizing
      piece that’s printed onto the cover for a simple design that’s universal and well-suited for all Earth inhabitants.



      The photograph was taken on December 7, 1972 by astronauts aboard the Apollo 17 spacecraft while traveling to the moon. It was the first time the general population had seen such a clear and full image of the earth from a distance.



      While there have been several images of the earth taken from space, it’s rare to be able to capture a shot of the planet with the sunlight covering the entirety of the exposed side. So out of all the images of the earth, this amazing photograph is the one people usually think of first.



      NASA has made the image available for free use under the international law of Common Heritage of Mankind.



      The back of the cover reads, How many people on earth do you think have
      seen the world as round with their own eyes?

      It’s good to keep a view of our planet in our daily lives. It’s easy for us to forget about our “home” in our hectic daily lives, so keeping our focus grounded can help broaden our outlook and discover new ideas.



      Also available at Hobonichi is the Earth Ball, a light, round, soft globe that interacts with AR technology through the Earth Ball app. (Japanese only)
      See more details here.

      Staff List

      Photographer
      Styled Images: Atsushi Yoshihama / Product Detail: Hiroyuki Oe
      Model
      Shota Nakajima (spoon.)
      The Blue MarbleA6 Size (fits Planner and Original)
      JPY3,0245,292

      Normal
      Available
      10

      Specifications

      Cover
      SizeA6 size
      W: 117 x H: 165 x T: 20 mm / W: 4.6" x H: 6.5" x T: 0.8"
      *Excluding pen holders
      *Specifications may vary slightly
      WeightApprox. 94 g
      Main materialPolyester
      Book (Planner / English / January Start)
      SizeA6 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
      WeightApprox. 200 g
      LanguageEnglish
      Pages448 pages
      BindingStitch-binding
      Paper TypeThin, light Tomoe River paper resistant to bleeding and designed for planners.
      Graph Paper Size 4 mm
      Yearly Calendar 2019, 2020
      Yearly Index Dec. 2018 - Mar. 2020 (8 pages)
      Monthly CalendarDec. 2018 - Mar. 2020 (32 pages)
      Daily Pages Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2019 (377 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.
      *Every two-page daily page spread includes one daily quote.
      Daily Quotes One quote per two-page spread (English)
      Weekly Pages Not included
      Memo Pages 12 pages
      Informational PagesImportant Contacts / International Size Charts / Conversion Table /Highlights of the Calendar Year in Japan / Traditional Japanese Household Items / Junishi: The Japanese Zodiac / A World of Traditional Sweets / International Country Codes / Dialling Codes / National Holidays / Personal Notes
      Listed Information Day of the year / Week of the year (listed on monthly calendars and daily pages) / Moon phase (daily pages include every phase, monthly calendars only include full and new moon)
      Book (Original / Japanese / January Start)
      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
      WeightApprox. 208 g
      LanguageJapanese
      Pages464 pages
      BindingStitch-binding
      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 Dec. 2018 - Mar. 2020 (8 pages)
      Monthly Calendar Dec. 2018 - Mar. 2020 (32 pages)
      Daily PagesJan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2019 (377 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 15 pages
      Informational PagesTime 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 InformationDay 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)
      Book (Original Avec / Japanese / January Start / 2-Book Set)
      SizeA6 size x 2 books
      Each Book: W: 105 x H: 148 x T: 8 mm / W: 4.1" x H: 5.9" x T: 0.3"
      *Actual book size may vary slightly
      WeightEach Book: Approx. 117 g
      LanguageJapanese
      Pages Each Book: 240 pages
      BindingStitch-binding
      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 Calendar2018, 2019, 2020
      Yearly IndexBook 1: Dec. 2018 - Mar. 2020 (8 pages)
      Book 2: June 2019 - May 2020 (6 pages)
      Monthly Calendar Book 1: Dec. 2018 - July 2019 (16 pages)
      Book 2: June 2019 - Jan. 2020 (16 pages)
      Daily Pages Book 1: Jan. 1 - June 30, 2019 (187 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.

      Book 2: July 1 - Dec. 31, 2019 (190 pages)
      *Three blank pages are 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 PagesNot included
      Memo PagesBook 1: 2 pages
      Book 2: None
      Informational PagesTime 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)

      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.

      Actual specifications may vary from listing

      Each item is individually assembled and sewn by hand by a factory worker. Best efforts are made to ensure consistent sizes and specifications, but there may be slight differences.

      Color and print may vary slightly

      This material is first printed or dyed and then later sewn onto the cover. While colors are designed to be consistent, there may be uneven coloring or slight shade variances between covers. This may also happen across a single cover, such as a pocket compared to the rest of the cover. In addition, on rare occasions, there may be small black or white dots visible on the print. This is an unavoidable aspect of the manufacturing process.

      Cover may contain variations in stitching or loose lining

      When this cover is open flat, exterior stitching areas may appear puckered and lining material may be loose.

      White spots around stitching

      Due to the characteristics of the print and product material, the sewing process may expose the white of the original material around the stitches.

      Silk printed image may peel off over time

      The silk print may eventually peel or come off with daily use.

      Pen holders are rigid at first

      The pen holders are rigid at first, making it difficult to insert pens. You can speed up the breaking-in process by rolling the pen holders in your hand.

      Pen holder fits pens up to 13.5 mm wide

      The pen holder is designed to perfectly fit the 12.2 mm (0.48”) diameter Jetstream pen offered as a free bonus gift with select Japanese-version Hobonichi Web Shop products. Pens with certain shapes and materials may be difficult to pull through the holder. The holder can fit pens up to 13.5 mm (0.53”) in diameter.

      Avoid storing in hot and humid places

      Please avoid storing your product in hot, humid places or placing it atop other objects for long periods of time as this may result in lower quality and color stains.