Hobonichi Techo A6 Original Planner | 2023 APR Start Japanese | Tomitaro Makino: KoshinsoRegular price $ 77.00
The Hobonichi Techo is a popular Japanese planner packed with thoughtfully designed details that make it a beloved organization tool and an open-ended format that doesn’t box users in. It’s popularly used as a planner, bullet journal, diary, and sketchbook, among other uses. This version is the original A6 size Hobonichi Techo, a compact book that’s easy to carry with you everywhere.
The A6 Techo has a page-per-day layout. Each page is headed with the date, day of the week, and phase of the moon, and each footer has an inspirational quote and a mini monthly calendar for quick reference. The pages have a grid background which provides guidance if you want to divide the pages, draw boxes, create checklists, or write journal entries, but the grid is light enough to disregard. Along the left side of the page is a thin timeline column which can be used to create an hourly schedule, and at the bottom there’s a small fork and knife icon if you want to record memorable dishes, list recipes, or plan daily meals. Sundays are printed in red, so you always know when a new week begins.
The beginning of the Techo contains an overview of yearly calendar dates, plus monthly calendar spreads so you can see the whole month at a glance. It has a yearly index including every date in the year, which can be used as a table of contents, a reference for birthdays and important dates, or a habit tracker. At the end of the planner are extras including additional pages for notes, a place for important contacts, and a “My 100” list. The thoughtfully designed Techo has lay flat binding and is made with thin but high quality Tomoe River paper.
This cover features prints of botanical drawing of a Koshinso by Tomitaro Makino on a cotton material. There's a secret message - a word by Makino translated into English - inside the outer back pocket. The cover includes two pen loops that keep it closed when a pen is inserted. It has two bookmarks to help you keep your place and a plethora of pockets to hold credit cards, business cards, stamps, tickets, sticky notes, and other odds and ends.
- Book: 5.8" x 4.1" × 0.6"
- Cover: 7.7" x 5.7" x 1"
- This original planner is in Japanese only
- This original planner dates from April 1st, 2023 to March 31st, 2024
Due to changes in supply, Hobonichi will switch to an updated version of Tomoe River paper in 2024. Each 2023 planner contains a sheet of the new Tomoe River paper for users to test out before next year’s paper switch.
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