The event is back for
Tobichi shops in
Tokyo and Kyoto!

Place Tobichi 2 11:00 - 19:00 Tobichi Kyoto 12:00 - 19:00 *Tobichi Kyoto will be closed on August 23rd.

8/17(FRI)-8/29(WED) 2018

Weʼll be back at the Tobichi Tokyo and Kyoto shops this year to host the Hobonichi Techo 2019 Lineup Preview event. Weʼll have the entire 2019 lineup on display so you can explore the selection and get a hands-on feel for the covers before sales begin. Weʼll also have some event-exclusive features for attendees to enjoy. The event will last two weeks from Friday, August 17th until Friday, August 29th, and we hope to see you there.

  • TOBICHI Kyoto
  • Tokyo
  • Kyoto

1The full
Hobonichi Techo 2019
lineup will be on display!

Come to our Tokyo Tobichi 2 or Tobichi Kyoto venues to see the full Hobonichi Techo 2019 lineup on display. Weʼll have all the books and covers, including covers only available by lottery-sale, covers limited to the Hobonichi Store, and even covers that donʼt begin sales until October or later. We also encourage all attendees to post photographs on social media.

  • Tokyo
  • Kyoto

2Ask our
Hobonichi Techo Team

From August 17th – 20th, members of the Hobonichi Techo team will be at the venues to answer any questions and provide information.

  • Tokyo
  • Kyoto

3Hobonichi Techo 2019
Live Question
& Answer Page

During the event, on August 18th, 2018 from 9 AM to 11 AM (Japan Time), weʼll be hosting a special Live Question & Answer page for users who are unable to visit the event in person. Feel free to use this page to send us your questions.Live event time in different time zones:

JST: Aug 18th (Sat) 9:00 - 11:00
PT: Aug 17th (Fri) 17:00 - 19:00
ET: Aug 17th (Fri) 20:00 - 22:00
GMT: Aug 18th (Sat) 00:00 - 02:00
AEST: Aug 18th (Sat) 10:00 - 12:00

Please submit your questions about the Hobonichi Techo 2019 lineup during the 2 hours of the Live Question & Anwer event by accessing the

*The live session is finished. Thank you for your participation.

Note that this is a Live event and youʼll only be able to submit questions during the 2 hours of the event, so mark your techos!

  • Tokyo
  • Kyoto

4Hobonichi Techo
Official Guidebook 2019
available for early sales
at the venue

The Hobonichi Techo Official Guidebook 2019 will go on sale August 20th, but starting August 17th, the book will be specially available for early sales at the Tobichi event venues. The book contains 24 interviews with techo users, a photo gallery of the techos of 43 people, information about the Hobonichi Techo 2019 lineup, and more. Although the book is in Japanese, it has lots of fun pictures.

  • Tokyo
  • Kyoto

5Commemorative stamps
made specially
for the event

Weʼll have a special, limited-edition commemorative stamp at both our Tokyo and Kyoto locations for visitors to stamp into their Hobonichi Techo pages.

limited-edition commemorative stamp
  • Tokyo
  • Kyoto

6Weekday service

If you arrive on weekdays, youʼll receive a little gift from the store. The dates of the campaign are as listed below:
August 20th (Mon) - August 24th (Fri) , August 27th (Mon) to August 29th (Wed)
Youʼll find out what the present is upon arrival. We look forward to seeing you there.
*Limited quantities available

  • Tokyo
  • Kyoto

7Tam-kun's illustration
welcomes visitors
to the event.

Weʼll have a special illustration by manga illustrator Tam-kun at our locations to welcome visitors to the event. Wisut Ponnimit, who goes by the nickname Tam-kun, created this cute character called Mamuang.
The artwork on water bottles at the event features an illustration from the Hobonichi Techo 2019 pamphlet Tam-kun illustrated for us. Please take one of these water bottles as a thank-you gift from us for coming in this hot summer weather.
In addition to a photo op board for visitors to take a picture next to Mamuang, weʼve also got a special corner filled with merchandise by Tam-kun.

water bottles
water bottles

Weʼll also have a variety of other fun plans at both our Tobichi Tokyo and Kyoto locations, so we hope youʼll stop by and take the opportunity to look through the Hobonichi Techo covers before sales begin. Enjoy the lineup, and good luck picking out your companion for 2019!

  • TOBICHI Kyoto