ColorsLemon SquashA5 Size (fits Cousin)

The Colors series is a regular part of our cover lineup, available in a variety of solid colors and always featuring a basic style with pen holders to keep your cover shut. We’ve implemented many improvements over the years in response to customer input, making the Colors series one of the most user-friendly options in the lineup. We’ve carefully chosen several color schemes for this year’s lineup.



Lemon Squash takes a dazzling shade of yellow and pairs it with a pale blue-green hue for a refreshing color scheme. The blend of light colors makes it easy to cheer up whenever you’re holding this cover.



High-quality polyester construction gives this cover its sturdy feel and subtle shine — it’s durable enough to last a long time but light enough to carry with you everywhere.



The “butterfly-stopper” pen holders act as a hinge, keeping the cover safely shut while you store a pen inside.







The cover contains two bookmarks, one with a rectangle charm and one with a triangle charm, so you can keep your place in two parts of the book, such as the monthly calendar and the daily page.







Sold separately is the Cover on Cover. In addition to protecting your cover from wear and tear, the Cover on Cover is a great place to store postcards, pictures, and other decorations to customize your cover at any time.




Plain Cover on Cover



You can even buy a few of the illustrated Cover on Covers and switch them out with the changing seasons.




Illustrated Cover on Cover

Pictured left: “Yuka Hiiragi”, right: “Stripes



Also available is a set consisting of a techo cover, techo book, Cover on Cover and Hobonichi Pencil Board, and is perfect for beginners.

Staff List

Photographer
Styled Images: Kensuke Hosoya / Product Detail: Hiroyuki Oe
Stylist
Mari Nagasaka
ColorsLemon SquashA5 Size (fits Cousin)
  • 5,610 - 7,018
  • 3,080

Normal
Available
10

Compatible
Techo Books

  • Cousin (A5)1 page per day
  • Cousin Avec (A5)1 page per day 6-month book
  • Day-FreeMonthly notebook

[Cousin] Daily Pages

A daily techo with lots of space to write
This A5-size techo provides ample space on each daily page. It’s great for keeping in one place at home or at work and you can use it to track your child’s growth or exchange with someone.
  • Monday-start
  • A5 size
  • Thickness: 17 mm (0.66”)
  • Daily pages
  • Yearly calendar
  • Yearly index
  • Monthly calendar
  • Weekly pages
  • Memo pages

[Cousin Avec] Daily Pages (2-Book Set)

Each 6-month daily techo is thin and light for easy carry
This techo splits the year into two 6-month books, making it easy to carry while keeping the same page design and layout as the standard edition.
  • Monday-start
  • A5 size
  • Thickness: 10 mm (0.4”) each
  • Daily pages
  • Yearly calendar
  • Yearly index
  • Monthly calendar
  • Weekly pages
  • Memo pages

[Day-Free] Monthly Techo + Notebook

A monthly notebook with undated pages to write freely
This techo starts with monthly calendars and ends with undated graph paper pages so you can write whenever you want, and as much as you want.
  • Monday-start
  • A5 size
  • Thickness: 8 mm (0.3”)
  • Monthly calendar
  • Yearly calendar
  • Yearly index
  • Graph paper notebook pages

Specifications

Cover
SizeA5 size
W: 162 x H: 228 x T: 20 mm / W: 6.4" x H: 9.0" x T: 0.8"
*Excluding pen holders
*Specifications may vary slightly
WeightApprox. 165 g
Main materialPolyester
Book (Cousin / Japanese / April Start)
Size A5 size
W: 148 x H: 210 x T: 17 mm / W: 5.8" x H: 8.3" x T: 0.7"
*Actual book size may vary slightly
Weight Approx. 482g
Language Japanese
Pages 544 Pages
Paper Type / Binding Thin, light Tomoe River paper resistant to bleeding and designed for planners / Stitch-binding
Graph Paper Size 3.7 mm
Start of Week Monday-start week
Yearly Calendar 2021, 2022, 2023
Yearly Index Apr. 2022 - Mar. 2023 (4 pages)
Monthly Calendar Feb. 2022 - May. 2023 (32 pages)
Daily Pages Apr. 1, 2022 - Mar. 31, 2023 (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 Mar. 28, 2022 - Apr. 2, 2023 (106 pages)
Memo Pages 4 pages
Informational Pages Time Table / Graph Paper / Favorites / My 100 / Solar Terms / Hobonichi Techo Usage Ideas / Stretches for Deep Sleep and Waking Up / Common Snacks around the World / Emergency Preparedness / Gifts / Age Table / Conversion Chart / Getting the most of Hobonichi / Addresses (for 8 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 and weekly pages only include full and new moon)
Other See the Exploring Each Type page for more details
Book (Cousin / Japanese / January Start)
Size A5 size
W: 148 x H: 210 x T: 17 mm / W: 5.8" x H: 8.3" x T: 0.7"
*Actual book size may vary slightly
Weight Approx. 482g
LanguageJapanese
Pages 544 Pages
Paper Type / BindingThin, light Tomoe River paper resistant to bleeding and designed for planners / Stitch-binding
Graph Paper Size3.7 mm
Start of WeekMonday-start week
Yearly Calendar 2021, 2022, 2023
Yearly IndexJan. 2022 - Dec. 2022 (4 pages)
Monthly CalendarDec. 2021 - Mar. 2023 (32 pages)
Daily PagesJan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2022 (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 QuotesOne per day (Japanese)
Weekly PagesDec. 27, 2021 - Jan. 1, 2023 (106 pages)
Memo Pages6 pages
Informational PagesTime Table / Graph Paper / Favorites / My 100 / Solar Terms / Hobonichi Techo Usage Ideas / Stretches for Deep Sleep and Waking Up / Common Snacks around the World / Emergency Preparedness / Gifts / Age Table / Conversion Chart / Getting the most of Hobonichi / Addresses (for 8 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 and weekly pages only include full and new moon)
OtherSee the Exploring Each Type page for more details
Book (Cousin Avec / Japanese / January Start / 2-Book Set)
Size A5 size x 2 books
Each Book: W: 148 x H: 210 x T: 10 mm / W: 5.8" x H: 8.3" x T: 0.4"
*Actual book size may vary slightly
WeightEach Book: Approx. 278g
LanguageJapanese
PagesEach Book: 288 pages
Paper Type / Binding Thin, light Tomoe River paper resistant to bleeding and designed for planners / Stitch-binding
Graph Paper Size3.7 mm
Start of WeekMonday-start week
Yearly Calendar2021, 2022, 2023
Yearly IndexBook 1: Jan. - Dec. 2022 (4 pages)
Book 2: July 2022 - June 2023 (4 pages)
Monthly CalendarBook 1: Dec. 2021 - July 2022 (16 pages)
Book 2: June 2022 - Jan. 2023 (16 pages)
Daily PagesBook 1: Jan. 1 - June 30, 2022 (187 pages)
Book 2: July 1 - Dec. 31, 2022 (190 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 QuotesOne per day (Japanese)
Weekly PagesBook 1: Dec. 27, 2021 - July 3, 2022 (54 pages)
Book 2: June 27, 2022 - Jan. 1, 2023 (54 pages)
Memo PagesBook 1: 8 pages
Book 2: 4 pages
Informational PagesTime Table / Graph Paper / Favorites / My 100 / Solar Terms / Hobonichi Techo Usage Ideas / Stretches for Deep Sleep and Waking Up / Common Snacks around the World / Emergency Preparedness / Gifts / Age Table / Conversion Chart / Getting the most of Hobonichi / Addresses (for 8 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 and weekly pages only include full and new moon)
OtherSee the Exploring Each Type page for more details
Book (Day-Free / Japanese / Monthly)
SizeA5 size
W: 148 x H: 210 x T: 8 mm / W: 5.8" x H: 8.3" x T: 0.3"
*Actual book size may vary slightly
WeightApprox. 230g
LanguageJapanese
Pages224 pages (notebook section: 171 pages)
Paper Type / Binding Thin, light Tomoe River paper resistant to bleeding and designed for planners / Stitch-binding
Graph Paper Size3.7 mm
Start of WeekMonday-start week
Yearly Calendar2021, 2022, 2023
Yearly IndexJan. 2022 - Dec. 2022
Monthly CalendarDec. 2021 - Mar. 2023 (32 pages)
Daily QuotesIncluded (Japanese)
Weekly CalendarNot included
Informational PagesTime Table / Graph Paper / Favorites / My 100 / Hobonichi Techo Usage Ideas / Stretches for Deep Sleep and Waking Up / Common Snacks around the World / Solar Terms / Emergency Preparedness / Gifts / Age Table / Conversion Chart / Getting the most of Hobonichi / Addresses (for 8 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 and weekly pages only include full and new moon)
OtherSee the Exploring Each Type page for more details

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.

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 Hobonichi Store Exclusive. 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.

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