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Hobonichi Techo PlannerDaily Pages

One day per page

The planner features a format with a page devoted to each day. There’s lots of open space to plan the day ahead and enjoy recording your memories and activities. Think of the pages as containers for random ideas, with a clear record of the date. Paste magazine clippings, ticket stubs and photos to make the techo something completely unique – your imagination is the only limit.

4-millimeter graph paper

The graph-paper design has been slightly enlarged from the Japanese version to 4 millimeters to facilitate easy writing in any language.

Week number

The daily pages include the number of the week. The formula we use begins with the first week in January that includes a Thursday.

Moon phase and day of the year

An illustration of the current moon phase is paired with the day of the year. The new moon (●) and full moon (○) symbols are surrounded by stars at their peak. (While the moon phase is the same across the world, the exact dates the moon phases land on are listed in Japan time.)

Customizable time line

12:00 is the only time listed on the page to simply divide each day into morning and afternoon. The latter section is given slightly larger space. The design is kept subtle to either give users full customization or make it easy to disregard.

Dinner icon

The fork-and-knife icon offers users a recurring place to record dinner plans.

Daily quote

Each spread of the planner features quotes specially selected from the planner’s parent site, Hobo Nikkan Itoi Shinbun, and translated into English, as well as quotes from Arts&Science owner Sonya Park.

2-color tab

Monthly tabs in charcoal gray or red (Sundays) assists with easy navigation anywhere in the planner.

Mini calendar

The daily pages also include a mini monthly calendar at the bottom right of every two-page spread. The dates of the current pages are outlined.

Sundays highlighted in red

While all the other daily pages are printed in charcoal gray, Sundays are printed in bright red for quick reference and an attractive contrast.

Turning the page to a new year

This warming-up page at the very beginning of the daily page section helps you get ready for the new year. It’s a great place to write your reflections on the past year, list your goals for the year ahead, copy down important information from last year’s planner, or do anything else you need to feel prepared.

Coming Up!

We’ve included a page at the beginning of each month for highlighting important dates, making to-do lists, and writing other notes to help in planning ahead.