TS Basic - BlackA6 Size (fits Planner and Original)

      TS stands for the initials of the Hobonichi Techo's designer Taku Satoh, who produced this standard black leather cover. In addition to designing the techo book, Satoh has worked with Hobonichi for many years on a variety of products. This soft leather cover is one of them, and was first released in 2009. That means the TS Basic - Black has been featured in the Hobonichi Techo cover lineup for over ten years.



      The fine texture of the matte cow leather is soft from the first time you use it, and fits comfortably in your hands. The subdued design gives your techo a sophisticated and chic look.

      The TS Basic - Black cover design has a timeless quality and an aesthetic unswayed by trends. Young or old, men or women, at work or at home, this cover matches any user and any setting.

      About Taku Satoh

      Graphic Designer

      Graduated from Tokyo University of The Arts in 1979, majoring in design, and completed his master’s degree in 1981.
      Joined Dentsu, Inc. before establishing the Taku Satoh Design Office in 1984.
      Created product designs and brandingfor Oishii Gyunyu milk, Lotte XYLITOL gum, and much more.
      Currently active across a broad spectrum of projects, including general direction for NHK Educational TV’s “Design-Ah” series and art direction for “Nihongo de Asobo.”
      Current director of design museum 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT in Tokyo.



      TSDO Website

      Staff List

      Photographer
      Styled Images: Motofumi Sannomiya / Product Detail: Hiroyuki Oe
      Stylist
      yacco takahashi
      Makeup & Hair
      MitsuguTakahashi
      Model
      yacco takahashi
      TS Basic - BlackA6 Size (fits Planner and Original)
      JPY8,64011,340

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      Available

      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. 93 g
      Main materialCow leather
      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 / April 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 IndexFeb. 2019 - May. 2020 (8 pages)
      Monthly CalendarFeb. 2019 - May. 2020 (32 pages)
      Daily PagesApr. 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 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)
      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.
      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)
      List of Japanese holidays and era names in the 2019 Japanese techo-Information listed in the book is current as of February 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.
      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)
      List of Japanese holidays and era names in the 2019 Japanese techo-Information listed in the book is current as of February 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.

      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.

      About TS Black leather

      Due to the especially soft nature of the cow leather to keep it pleasant to the touch, the leather exterior may be affected by the cover’s interior materials and display an uneven or slack appearance.

      Leather may contain preexisting wrinkles and marks

      In order to allow customers the enjoyment of all-natural leather, the leather is processed in a way that retains its original feel. This may leave imperfections visible on the surface of the cover, such as wrinkles, scratches, stains, or vein marks.
      Depending on the conditions in which the cover is used, natural oils of the leather may emerge and appear as stains. We ask for your understanding for these naturally-occurring characteristics of genuine leather.

      Glossy leather does not age like tanned leather

      Unlike tanned leather, glossy leather does not visibly age and change over time.

      Leather coloring stains

      Dyed leather products tend to leave stains. Please be careful not to allow the leather to adhere or rub against other objects such as clothing or other belongings, especially if the bag is wet from water or sweat from your hands.

      Immediately dry if it gets wet

      Immediately dab your product with a dry cloth if it gets wet. Avoid drying it with high temperatures, and place it in a well-ventilated place in the shade.

      The cover does not shut tightly

      The cover does not shut tightly while it is new, but it will wear in over time.

      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.

      Not for use with Cover on Cover

      The PVC plastic of the Cover on Cover contains plasticizer additives which may cause a reaction in the leather dye and affect the color and quality of the leather cover. Please refrain from using the Cover on Cover with this product.

      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.