How It’s Used

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Please read the Now accepting entries for the How It’s Used page! page before making your submission for information such as tips when taking photographs.


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Select techo type*Multiple answers OK

  • Original
  • Cousin
  • Weeks
  • Planner
  • Day-Free
  • 5-Year Techo
  • Multiple books

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  • Recording hobbies and lifestyle
  • Work or study guide
  • Keeping a diary
  • Pasting in items
  • Tracking a schedule
  • Using with family members
  • Customizing the book
  • Using bonus pages
  • Miscellaneous other uses


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Guidelines for Submissions(Be sure to read entire guidelines)

Please refer to the guidelines below when submitting your entry for the How It's Used page.
  • About copyrights
    By submitting your post to the How It's Used page, you agree to give Hobonichi permission to post your pictures and writing—in part or in full—on Hobonichi's website and social media accounts. You shall not seek copyright claims against Hobonichi after submission. Please note that we may edit the contents, although not to the extent that it would hinder the original message.
  • Personal information and image rights
    Please avoid submitting anything that includes identifiable personal information. If your submission includes photographs of other people, please make sure to receive their permission before submitting it in order to avoid infringing on the image rights of others.
  • Posts that are judged to be inappropriate will not be posted.
    Posts that include the following content will not be posted or may be deleted after posting.
    • Posts that display personal information
    • Posts that may infringe on the rights of others (intellectual property rights such as portrait rights and copyrights)
    • Commercial use
    • Posts that contain things that are offensive to public order and morals, such as adult content or violence
    • Content that has been deemed as not meeting the purpose of "How It's Used.”
    • Anything else we deem inappropriate.
    If you see any inappropriate submissions, please email us at with the following information about the article in question:
    • Date posted
    • Nickname
    • Contents of submission
  • About the use of content in the Usage Examples page
    The copyright holders of the text, images (photos / illustrations), designs, etc. of the contents published in "How It's Used" are Hobonichi Co., Ltd. or the person who submitted it.
    If you would like to introduce, cite, or reprint content, please be sure to contact
  • About the email address (optional) entered when posting
    If we have any questions regarding the content of your post or seek further coverage, we may contact you at the email address you entered.