Hobonichi Techo Planner Book (January Start)A6 Size / English / Monday-Start Week

Select shop and brand Arts&Science owner Sonya Park directed the creation of this English-language Hobonichi Techo book, which has been refined and simplified to make it easy to use in all countries and languages. The refined layout, the color scheme of charcoal gray and red, and the bonus pages exclusive to the Planner are part of its charm.

The book has a matte cover subtly engraved with the Japanese characters for “techo” alongside the Arts&Science logo.

The book is also engraved with the “HOBO” logo and the year 2023 on the book spine.

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The Hobonichi Techo Planner Book has special stitch-binding that allows the book to lay completely flat without having to hold it down.

The daily pages include a quote per two-page spread specially chosen from its parent site, the Japanese web magazine Hobo Nikkan Itoi Shinbun, and words of Arts&Science owner Sonya Park.

From the 2023 edition, we changed the packaging from plastic to paper. You can take a peek at the techo book from the window.

When you purchase this book in the Hobonichi Techo Official Store, the book comes with two free 2023 Hobonichi Store Exclusives: a special Hobonichi Techo 3-Color Jetstream ballpoint pen (the 2023 edition has a brown and navy pen body), and an Almost-Precious Item Bag (available while supplies last).

Although you can use the book on its own, you can pair it with a cover of your choice from our large selection of convenient A6 size Hobonichi Techo covers.

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Product Detail: Hiroyuki Oe
Hobonichi Techo Planner Book (January Start)A6 Size / English / Monday-Start Week



Book (Planner / English / January Start)
Size A6 size
H: 148 x W: 105 x T: 14 mm / H: 5.8" x W: 4.1" x T: 0.6"
*Actual book size may vary slightly
Weight Approx. 200 g
Language English
Pages 448 pages
Paper Type / Binding Thin, light Tomoe River paper resistant to bleeding and designed for planners / Stitch-binding
Graph Paper Size 4 mm
Start of WeekMonday-start week
Yearly Calendar2023, 2024
Yearly IndexDec. 2022 - Mar. 2024 (8 pages)
Monthly Calendar Dec. 2022 - Mar. 2024 (32 pages)
Daily PagesJan. 1 - Dec. 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.
*Every two-page daily page spread includes one daily quote.
Daily Quotes One quote per two-page spread (English)
Weekly Pages Not included
Memo Pages16 pages
Bonus Pages Important Contacts / International Size Charts / Conversion Table / My 100 / Express Youself in Japanese / Anko - the Secret of Japanese Sweets / 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)
OtherSee the Exploring Each Type page for more details

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Test fountain pens before regular use

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.

Paper packaging only designed to protect the contained products

Please note that we will not replace the packaging for the products if it has rips or damage.