HOBONICHI TECHO 2020 Shop the Hobonichi Techo 2020 lineup on the Hobonichi Store or at Tobichi and you’ll get a free Hobonichi Store Exclusive.

When you purchase your Hobonichi Techo here on the online Hobonichi Store or in person in Tobichi shops in Tokyo or Kyoto, you will receive a free Hobonichi Store Exclusive. Here is a list of the bonus items in our 2020 lineup.

*Included items vary by eligible product.
*These items are not available when purchasing Hobonichi products in other shops such as Loft stores or Amazon.com.
*If you are purchasing the Hobonichi Techo 2019 book, you will receive the 2019 Hobonichi Store Exclusives.

Small Hobonichi Hyakunin-isshu

Techo 2020
Original book/Cousin book/Avec book/Plannner book/day-free book/5-Year Techo book

Purchase an eligible Hobonichi Techo 2020 book and you’ll receive a set of Small Hobonichi Hyakunin-isshu cards. This deck of 100 cards can be used for actual gameplay for karuta, a traditional Japanese card game. The cards are 38 x 52 mm, so they’re portable and don’t take up much space during games.About Hobonichi Hyakunin-isshu (100 Poets 100 Poems) Karuta cardsThis is a deck of cards with 100 Japanese traditional poems by 100 different poets edited in the early 1200’s. We invited manga artist Radio Wada to draw up-to-date illustrations for the classical poems, based on literary interpretations by late author Mr. Osamu Hashimoto. The poems are made of a top phrase and a bottom phrase. When playing the cards in Japan, a reader reads only the top phrase and the players pick the card with corresponding bottom phrase as soon as they recognize the poem. The player who gets the most cards is the winner. Even if you don’t play the game, you can enjoy the Japanese writing and Wada’s tasteful illustrations. If you would like to know more about these Japanese traditional poems, please refer to the book One Hundred Poets, One Poem Each (Penguin Classics) by author Peter Macmillan.

Size 107 mm × 80mm × 25mm
Weight 178 g
Main material Paper

3-Color Jetstream Ballpoint Pen

Techo 2020
Original book/Cousin book/Avec book/Plannner book/day-free book/weeks

This uni Jetstream pen features a low viscosity ink that writes smoothly and works perfectly with the Hobonichi Techo’s Tomoe River paper. The 3-Color Ballpoint Pen includes black, red, and blue ink with a 0.5 mm pen tip, allowing the option to use each color for a different purpose. The entire pen body is red, and the pen clip features the logo “Hobonichi Techo 2020.”
(This pen’s refills are available for purchase in the Hobonichi Store.)

Size Diameter 12.2 mm × Length 144 mm
Weight 11 g
Main material Polycarbonate

Eligible 2019 edition Hobonichi Techo books will include 2019 edition exclusive items.

We will be continuing sales of 2019 edition books on the Hobonichi Store and at Tobichi.
You will receive the following exclusives with these products:

Not-Scary Bear Paperweight
Eligible products:2019-edition Original book, 2019-edition Cousin book, 2019-edition Avec book,2019-2023 edition 5-Year Techo book
White × Pale Pink Body 3-Color Jetstream Ballpoint Pen
Eligible products:2019-edition Original book, 2019-edition Cousin book, 2019-edition Avec book, 2019-edition Weeks book

Please see here for more information on the 2019 edition Hobonichi Store Exclusives.