Hobonichi has teamed up with Steiff, the oldest plush toy maker in the world, to bring you this special collaboration edition of the Hobonichi Techo Planner. At a glance, this book may look the same as a traditional Hobonichi Techo Planner, but look closely and you’ll see the Arts&Science trademark key icon has been replaced with a Steiff bear.
This unique book is foil-printed with a teddy bear on the front cover and the Steiff logo on the back cover. You’ll have a wonderful year ahead of you by spending it alongside the “forever friend” Steiff teddy bear, loved by many around the world. The contents inside this special edition Steiff Hobonichi Techo Planner are the same as the traditional Hobonichi Techo Planner.
The Hobonichi Techo Planner is the English version of the Japanese Hobonichi Techo Original and was specially created in collaboration with Arts&Science owner Sonya Park. The book’s compact A6 size and page-per-day format provide a place to generously fill an entire year’s worth of spur-of-the-moment thoughts while still staying comfortably portable.
From the heartfelt to the humorous, the Hobonichi Techo includes quotes specially chosen from its parent site, the Japanese web magazine Hobo Nikkan Itoi Shinbun. Each two page spread contains a single quote.
The graph paper in the English version is slightly enlarged to 4 mm to allow users to write comfortably in any language. Timelines are simplified to a single 12 to denote noon so users can completely customize it to their own schedule (or ignore it completely), and each day is also labeled with the number of the consecutive week that year, from 1 to 52. Features such as a list of international holidays and international size charts cater to the worldwide community that comes together through this book. In addition, the 2019 edition includes informational pages in the back of the book about traditional Japanese household items, the Zodiac, and traditional sweets from around the world.
The book spine is engraved with the year 2019.
When you purchase the planner in the Hobonichi Techo Official Store, the book comes with two free Hobonichi Store exclusives: a “Not-Scary Bear Paperweight” and a Jetstream 3-color ballpoint pen. (The 2019 edition Hobonichi Techo pen has a white pen body.)
The Hobonichi Techo book can be paired with our wide variety of cover designs, so take a look and pick out your favorite!
© Steiff 2018
Steiff is the world’s oldest plush toy maker and is located in a small town in southern Germany. Starting with the creation of the teddy bear in 1902, Steiff has since created over 800 types of plush toys, all highly acclaimed by people all over the world. Founder Margarete Steiff created the company motto, “Only the best is good enough for children.”
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. 200 g|
|Paper Type||Thin, 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 Calendar||Dec. 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 Pages||Important 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)|
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.